HIV-immunity via gene modification?

Researchers from the Guangzhou Medical University published research that could revolutionise the battle against HIV/AIDS. They recently modified a gene in embryos, in an attempt to make humans immune to the most common strain of the HIV virus. This is the second time Chinese researchers reports on gene editing in human Read more…

Chinese government promotes innovation in precision medicine

China to lead in precision medicine

Precision medicine makes use of genomic, physiological and various other indicators to classify individuals into subpopulations that differ in their susceptibility to a particular disease or their response to certain treatments. Matching patients with the right therapy can save time, cost and lives. According to Cai Xuetao president of the Chinese Academy of Medical Read more…

Chinese scientists create “egg-on-a-chip”

Two Chinese scientists in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, part of the School of Medicine, at Tsinghua University in Beijing have created transparent soft PDMS eggshell for embryo observation. It is regarded as a remarkable step towards embryo-lab-on-a-chip. The research was published in the journal SCIENCE CHINA Technological Sciences. Professor Liu Read more…