Gene Editing Of Farm Animals: A Massive Wrong Turn That Could Take Us Further Down The Factory Farming Road

Peter Stevenson | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Stevenson

Gene editing is a form of genetic engineering that involves changing, deleting or replacing some of an animal's genetic material. Like other forms of hi-tech breeding such as cloning, gene editing generally aims to make animals more useful for us.

Should We De-Extinct Animals?

Frontier | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Tech

It may seem a good idea for research and technological advancements but how good an idea is it for the animal's own wellbeing. It does not seem in the animal's interests to be brought back from extinction purely to be used for human purposes. Animals must also be exploited throughout the process of back breeding and genetic engineering. Is this justifiable?

Twenty Years Ago, Dolly the Sheep Led Her Flock Astray

Peter Stevenson | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Stevenson

It is 20 years since the birth of Dolly the sheep, the first cloned mammal from an adult cell. It took 277 gruelling attempts, but when it was at last successful, it was a truly pivotal moment.

While Controversial, Dolly The Sheep Pushed Stem Cell Research Forward By 20 Years

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Tech

Dolly the Sheep helped pushed stem cell research forward by as much as 20 years, according to Professor Sir Ian Wilmut. The prominent scientist was th...

Cloning for Food Could Soon Be Banned in Europe Because of Animal Welfare Concerns

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 18.06.2016 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

In the EU food from clones currently needs pre-market approval based on a scientific food safety assessment by the EFSA before it can be put on the market. To date there has not been a single application and therefore authorisation has never been granted.

10 Hollywood Lessons on Evil Tech

Andrew Tipp | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Tipp

Movies have always cast predictions about the future of science and technology. Sometimes they conclude that the future's bright. Exciting. But most of the time? It's bleak. There's death. Destruction. Misguided Will Smith adaptations of classic novels. The conclusion we can draw from Hollywood about futuristic tech is that it's dark, dangerous and not to be trusted.

UK Dog Owners Offered Discount On Cloning

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK

A South Korean company which clones pet dogs allowing owners to "bring back the memories" has offered to knock £40,000 off the process to a dog owner...

Inside Japan's Doll Clone Factory: Are You Tempted To Have Yourself Immortalised In Miniature?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Tech

Are you an egomaniac? Do you want nothing more than to immortalise your fine self in the form of a doll clone? Well you’re in luck – because a...

Human Cloning Breakthrough Hailed By Scientists

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

A "milestone" breakthrough in human cloning has been revealed by scientists, who successfully used skin to generate embryonic cells. Scientists in ...

‘We Could Bring Back The Woolly Mammoth...But Should We?': Scientist Warns Of Ethics Of Resurrection

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

An archaeologist has warned that ethical issues surrounding bringing extinct animals back to life must be considered because scientists are “on the ...

EU-US Free Trade Agreement: What Are the Obstacles?

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The EU and the US have for a long time been behaving like reluctant lovers: flirting, and bickering, but never willing to go the distance. Despite many shared interests, a full-blown free-trade agreement has always proved one step too far.

Frankenstein Food? What About Frankenstein Himself?

Sophia Moseley | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Tech
Sophia Moseley

The UN voted in favour of a ban on all human cloning but it was 'non-binding' so the UK continues to experiment with cloned embryos from which stem cells can be used to treat disease. However, 'reproductive cloning' was made illegal in the UK in 2001.

How the European Parliament Resolves to Make 2013 a Better Year

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The European Parliament is limbering up for what promises to be an exciting but challenging year. The crisis continues to rumble on, but efforts to put Europe back on the path to growth will not be the only initiative to make a difference to your daily life.

Jubilee Medicine: 60 Years of Great British Achievements

Graeme Keeton | Posted 04.08.2012 | UK Tech
Graeme Keeton

Today's public has access to their Queen unlike any other. She is a brand, and so the jubilee is the perfect opportunity to showcase some of the great work that our 'company' produces. For such a tiny island, the United Kingdom's track record in science and medicine is outstanding.

Chinese Scientists Clone 'Good Fat' Sheep

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Worried about levels of heart attack-inducing animals fats in your diet? Well, Chinese scientists have cloned a genetically modified sheep containing ...

Scientists 'To Clone Woolly Mammoth'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK

Russian and South Korea scientists have teamed up to recreate a woolly mammoth – a prehistoric creature that last walked the earth some 4,500 years ...