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Hope for endometriosis drug target
August 2021 - A potential drug treatment for endometriosis could available after a gene that increases the risk of the condition was identified.

Gene therapy programme launched for neurodegenerative diseases
July 2021 - An innovative gene therapy programme has been launched that could lead to novel treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.

Novel pancreatic cancer biomarker found
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September 24th 2004 - The first baby has been born to a woman who underwent an ovary transplant, it was announced today.

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September 27th 2004 - The birth of a baby to a woman who had an ovarian transplant has created hope for dozens of others - despite some scientific scepticism.

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