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Escherichia coli (E. coli)

It is normal to find E. coli bacteria in the environment and living in the gut of humans and warm blooded animals. Most strains are harmless though some cause food poisoning. read more


‘Epigenetics’ refers to the study of heritable changes in cells that occur with no underlying changes to the underlying genetic code. read more

in vitro derived gametes

In vitro derived gametes (also known as artificial gametes) are human gametes (egg or sperm cells) that created in the laboratory from other cell types read more

ohtahara syndrome

Ohtahara syndrome is a very rare neurological disorder affecting very young infants and characterised by seizures and delayed neurological and motor development. read more

perfluorinated chemicals

Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) – or perfluorochemicals – are a class of manmade chemicals that consist of variable-length chains of carbon atoms to which fluorine atoms are bonded read more

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