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British scientists granted permission to genetically modify human embryos

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British scientists granted permission to genetically modify human embryos

The Francis Crick institute will genetically edit the leftover embryos from from IVF clinics British scientists have been granted permission to genetically modify human embryos by the fertility regulator. The Francis Crick Institute could begin the controversial experiments as early as March after the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) gave the green light this morning. The scientists want to deactivate genes in leftover embryos from IVF clinics to see if it hinders development. It will only be the second time in the world that such a procedure has been undertaken and the first time it has been directly approved by a regulator. A Chinese team carried out similar experiments last year to widespread outcry. More on Original article from The...

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Financial Inclusion in Emerging Economies

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A Guardian seminar panel has addressed the delivery of accessible financial services to emerging economies, tackling issues such as digital payments, the role of women and reaching remote communities. New models of financial inclusion Digital payments were described as “truly revolutionary” for developing countries by Leora Klapper, but are not yet widespread – factory workers in Bangladesh are still taking three days to travel to pay their children’s school fees. Better connectivity and wider distribution of affordable broadband is needed to push these systems forward. Mobile banks and banking mobiles Banks and mobile operators are engaging in a power struggle over the unbanked. A growing number of banks are trying to replicate the success of...

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