Ethical concerns over gene-editing

On November 26, Chinese scientist He Jiankui reported the historic live births of twin girls whose genes he had edited to include a variant protective against transmission of HIV. The move garnered negative reactions from both scientists and ethicists. Dr Owen Schaefer from NUS Medicine's Centre for Biomedical Ethics shares his views on the risky and reckless move.

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Education Minister visits NUS Medicine

Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung paid a visit to NUS Medicine on 3 December. During the visit, he spoke to Dean Associate Professor Yeoh Khay Guan and Vice-Dean (Education) Associate Professor Lau Tang Ching and discussed the School’s undergraduate medical training strategies and research highlights.

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Frailty tests for elderly at senior activity centres

In February 2019, a team of researchers from NUS and the Geriatric Education and Research Institute will seek to delay or reverse frailty in 300 seniors in the community by screening them for frailty.

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A potential new treatment method for melanoma skin cancer

Researchers at NUS Medicine have discovered a small man-made molecule that can activate a receptor in the cell membrane to “kill” tumour cells in melanoma skin cancer, controlling the growth of the cancer cells.

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Upcoming events

9 Jan 2019

16th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC)

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09 Jan - 13 Jan, Wednesday - Sunday
10 Jan 2019

Pesi B Chacha Lectureship: Approach to Treatment of Symptoms from Lumbar Herniated Discs - How Has It Changed Over 30 Years (A Literature Assessment)

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10 Jan, Thursday, 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
14 Jan 2019

NUS-Cambridge Joint Symposium

14 Jan, Monday