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Record level of cancelled urgent operations for NHS England

Overstretched hospitals were forced to cancel more life-saving operations last month than at any time since official records began, new data reveals.<p>Almost double the number of urgent procedures such as heart surgery were delayed in November than during the same month the year before.<p>MPs said the …

7 major medical breakthroughs of 2016

Researchers in Canada and around the globe made a number of significant discoveries over the past year that will undoubtedly change the way we …

Genetics

New era of 'cut and paste' humans close as man injected with genetically-edited blood

A world where DNA can be rewritten to fix deadly diseases has moved a step closer after scientists announced they had genetically-edited the cells of a human for the first time using a groundbreaking technique.<p>A man in China was injected with modified immune cells which had been engineered to fight …

Why Donald Trump’s health-care plans would be disastrous

MORE than six years ago, Washington state fully embraced the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the benefits have been profound. The number of people …

Health Care

Trump railed against drug prices. Now the industry's allies help shape his agenda

Donald Trump and his congressional allies are making big plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and overhaul other government health programs.<p>But the president-elect appears to have downgraded plans to act aggressively to control rising drug prices, handing the pharmaceutical industry an early …

Health Care

The one thing missing from the debate over Obamacare, according to a top doctor

President-elect Donald Trump's promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act while preserving some key elements has triggered rampant speculation about the future of American health care — and plunged millions of patients who benefit from the law into deep uncertainty about the future of their coverage.<p>…

Everything You Need to Know About CRISPR, the New Tool that Edits DNA

CRISPR, a new genome editing tool, could transform the field of biology—and a recent study on genetically-engineered human embryos has converted this …

The CRISPR Gene-Editing Tool is Finally Being Used on Humans

A team of scientists in China has become the first to treat a human patient with the groundbreaking CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique. While the …

Genetic Engineering