Health

China drafts rules on biotech after gene-editing scandal

Feb 27, 2019

China unveils draft regulations on gene editing and other potentially risky biomedical technologies after a Chinese scientist's claim of helping to create gene-edited babies roiled the global science community

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Feb 21, 2019

Zebra stripes are dazzling, particularly to flies and scientists say that might be the answer to how zebras got their stripes

11 wounded in China knife attack blamed on mentally ill man

Feb 21, 2019

Police in southern China say 11 people including students were wounded in a knife attack blamed on a mentally ill man

China's leaders want more babies, but local officials resist

Feb 19, 2019

China needs more children to counter the aging of the population, but local bureaucrats following the law and couples following the small-family norm make a baby boom unlikely

Family: UK teen who joined Islamic State has baby in Syria

Feb 17, 2019

Relatives of a British teen who ran away with other London schoolgirls to join the Islamic State extremist group says she has given birth to a baby boy in Syria and both are in good health

UN: Experts to develop oversight standards for gene editing

Feb 14, 2019

The World Health Organization is convening a meeting next month to develop global standards for the governance of gene editing, after a Chinese researcher announced he had created the world's first gene-edited babies

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee diagnosed with leukemia

Feb 12, 2019

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee, a contender for the 100-meter butterfly gold medal at next year's Olympics in Tokyo, has been diagnosed with leukemia

Horseracing to resume in Britain after equine flu contained

Feb 11, 2019

Horseracing in Britain is to resume on Wednesday with strict biosecurity protocols after an outbreak of equine flu

China reports new outbreak of African swine fever

Feb 9, 2019

China has reported a new outbreak of African swine fever that is threating the country's vital pork industry

2 arrested in Britain in suspected assisted suicide case

Feb 8, 2019

British police have arrested to people on suspicion of helping a 94-year-old man end his life

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