Tag Archives: risk

CRISPR gene-edited babies may be at increased risk of early death, study finds

When using CRISPR or other gene modifying technologies “we should be very careful in considering all the possible effects of a mutation,” Rasmus Nielsen, a co-author of the new study and a professor in the department of integrative biology at University of California, Berkeley, told CNN. “One mutation doesn’t mean one effect.” His new study… Read More »

IoT risk assessment means all hands on deck

When it comes to information security, healthcare faces some foundational challenges that other industries don’t. Not least the fact that it is “not a digital-native industry,” said Stacie Hoffmann, digital policy and cybersecurity consultant at Oxford Information Labs. It’s not only that huge swathes of healthcare were primarily paper-based less than 10 years ago. Over… Read More »

Dementia: New WHO prevention guidelines evaluate 12 risk factors

Millions of people around the world have a form of dementia, but scientists are still unsure exactly what causes this condition. Nevertheless, newly published prevention guidelines from the World Health Organization evaluate 12 risk factors and offer advice on how to tackle them. This week, the WHO have released a new set of guidelines on… Read More »