Tuberculosis-resistant cows developed for the first time using CRISPR technology

CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology has been used for the first time to successfully produce live cows with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis, reports new research published in the open access journal Genome Biology.

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Low socioeconomic status reduces life expectancy and should be counted as a major risk factor in health policy, study says

Low socioeconomic status is linked to significant reductions in life expectancy and should be considered a major risk factor for ill health and early death in national and global health policies, according to a study of 1.7 million people.

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