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The BSDB introduces the Cheryll Tickle Award

Posted by on May 2nd, 2015

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Neuroblastoma may arise from problems with embryonic nerve development

Posted by on May 1st, 2015

Neuroblastoma is a tumour derived from the peripheral nervous system and is the most common cancer diagnosed within the first year of life. Although is a fairly rare disease, it does account for 15% of all pediatric cancer deaths. However, neuroblastoma is quite unique in that some, particularly very young, patients spontaneously regress requiring only[…]

This month on the Node- April 2015

Posted by on May 1st, 2015

April has been a busy month on the Node! Here are some of the highlights:   Question of the Month- CRISPR technology: This month a group in China reported¬†genome editing in human embryos. What are the technical and ethical issues of using CRISPR? Share your thoughts here!   BSDB meeting: April saw the joint Spring[…]