Is There a Last-Minute Hitch With 3-Parent Embryo Trials?

December 11, 2016  BioEdge  Michael Cook Just as scientists in the UK are about to begin clinical trials with three-parent embryos, a study in Nature asserts that it may not work for some patients. The technique is intended to help women who are carriers of mitochondrial disease to give birth to healthy children. The nuclear DNA […]

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CRISPR Used for First Time to Correct Clotting in Newborn and Adult Mice

Nov 30, 2016 Science Daily University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine   CRISPR/Cas9, a powerful genome editing tool, is showing promise for efficient correction of disease-causing mutations. For the first time, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a dual gene therapy approach to deliver key components of […]

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Row Over Allowing Research on 28-Day Embryos

The Guardian Dec 4, 2016  Robin McKie, Science Editor Scientists will make a controversial call this week to extend the current 14-day limit for carrying out experiments on human embryos to 28 days. The move follows recent breakthroughs that have allowed researchers to double the time embryos can be kept alive in the laboratory. By […]

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Featured Team Members

  • John Kellogg

    John Kellogg has practiced law for over 50 years. He is founder and partner of Kellogg and Palzer, P.C. He earned his Ba...

  • Dick Muller

    Born and raised in Algona, IA, Dick graduated from Bishop Garrigan High School and the University of Iowa in Iowa City. ...

  • Greg Schleppenbach

    Greg Schleppenbach is Executive Director of the Nebraska Catholic Conference. He is in charge of coordinating and direct...

  • Bryan Van Deun, Ed.D.

    Bryan J. Van Deun, Ed.D., spent 42 years in educational administration and nonprofit fundraising leadership positions in...

Mission

The Nebraska Coalition for Ethical Research is a statewide advocate for biomedical research that promotes the life, dignity and rights of every human being at each developmental stage.

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