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Open for Discovery exhibition: A platform to meet with a scientist

Open for Discovery exhibition: A platform to meet with a scientist

Health
Open for Discovery exhibition at the Crick Institute is a platform to meet with scientists and learn about the future of health and new treatments. Since it was opened back in April until September, nearly 6000 visitors have attended the exhibition. It was supposed to end on October 28th, but it was extended to run until December 9th. This exhibition is the first major exhibition at the Francis Crick Institute that opened last year. Although established quite recently, it’s becoming an important research institute with a global focus. Mel, 28, is a member of the public engagement team at the Crick Institute. She said: “Our key priorities are to engage and inspire the public through exhibitions and events. We have an ambition to be among the top institutes in the world. We

Britain’s first three-person DNA raises religious and ethical concerns

Health, Medical, ReportingWeek2
  Doctors await a consent from the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) to produce Britain’s first baby with a three-person DNA. The treatment is known as mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT). It is aimed for the women who have the risk of passing on fatal genetic disorders to their children. Although this treatment may seem to be the key to for producing healthy babies, not people of all faith a question remains whether people of all faiths are willing to participate in this treatment. Jahangeer Khan, is an Islamic scholar from the Ahmadiyya Muslim community says “Actually only two parent children can be ever allowed in Islam, for inheritance reasons. Not to speak of potential health risks which haven’t yet been assessed”. He explains that “using genetic ma

 “Blue and black dress” to be featured in science journal

Culture
One year later, the dress that became an online sensation due to controversy over its true colours, will soon be the subject of peer reviewed Journal of Vision.   The Journal of Vision is an online, free-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal devoted to all aspects of visual function in humans and other organisms. It is published by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), an international organization that advances research worldwide into understanding the visual system and preventing, treating and curing its disorders. The journal’s publishers will produce a special edition devoted to the dress revealed  Slate, an on-line academic publication of health and science articles. Pascal Wallisch, Professor in the department of Psychology at New York Universit