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29 February 2012: Gene therapy success as teen injected with own stem cells

Researchers at the UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital used gene therapy to boost the immune system. The news comes with a plan for a new £66m Centre for Children’s Rare Disease Research. Read: BBC News, Telegraph, More: Press releases (1) and (2) More...

29 February 2012: Pedigree Dogs Exposed: Three Years On

Professor Steve Jones (UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment) comments on pedigree dogs, and the genetic risks they face due to inbreeding. Watch: BBC4’s Pedigree Dogs Exposed (from 39mins 49s) More...

29 February 2012: Couples 'misinformed' about twins

New research from UCL suggests that almost one in seven couples expecting same-sex twins are given the wrong information about whether their offspring are identical. Read: Press Association Independent (Ireland) New York Times USA Today More...

29 February 2012: University Challenge

UCL beat Balliol College, Oxford by 90 points to go through to the semi-finals. Watch: BBC2 University Challenge More...

28 February 2012: How jeans conquered the world

Professor Danny Miller (UCL Anthropology) talks about the rise of jeans, and their cultural significance. Read: BBC News More: BBC World Service The Forum More...

28 February 2012: Do men have a genetic future?

Dr Max Reuter (UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment) talks about the Y chromosome, and explains why it's in such bad genetic shape. Listen: BBC Radio 4’s Material World More...

28 February 2012: Universities can be powerhouses of UK innovation

If we are to become truly world leading, then our universities’ ambition and scientific innovation must be matched and supported by the commercial world, says Professor Stephen Caddick (UCL Vice-Provost, Enterprise). Read: City A.M More: Huffington Post THE More...

27 February 2012: Infectious disease: Chronicles of a killer virus

Just over 30 years after HIV/AIDS was first recognized, three accounts of its ravages intrigue Professor Robin Weiss (UCL Research Department of Infection). Read: Nature (£) More...

27 February 2012: Mapping areas of the brain

Professor Patrick Haggard (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) talks about free will and conscience thought. Listen: BBC Radio 4 Today (from 21min 42s) More...

27 February 2012: Oxfam's Shelflife links goods with past using QR Codes

"We want to make every Oxfam shop into an interactive social museum," says Dr Andrew Hudson-Smith (UCL Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis). Read: BBC News More...

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