A Chinese scientist has sparked global outcry, after claiming he created the world’s first genetically edited babies.
Head of Centenary’s Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program and 2018 ABC Boyer Lecturer, Professor John Rasko, spoke to ABC RN Breakfast host Fran Kelly about the serious ethical concerns surrounding the claim.
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Professor John Rasko AO has led a world-first clinical trial into engineered stem cell treatment use, treating 15 patients with steroid resistant acute graft-versus-host disease.
Centenary Institute research has discovered that the lack of an enzyme in the liver called sphingosine kinase 2 results in pronounced insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, both symptoms of early stage type 2 diabetes.
Research led by the Centenary Institute has shown that a healthy weight and coffee consumption may help lower the risk of high-risk drinkers developing alcohol-induced cirrhosis.