3 February 2016
Through the MRC's ‘Rapid Response’ mechanism, up to £1 million will be made available to fast track research applications to investigate the nature of the Zika virus, its transmission and the potential links to neurological conditions including microcephaly.
5 February 2016
The new MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at the University of Aberdeen will spearhead innovative research and training to generate knowledge that will improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of fungal diseases.
2 February 2016
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has approved a research application to use new "gene editing" techniques on human embryos.