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UK: Public OK with creating babies from 3 people – USA TODAY

Britain’s fertility regulator did not find evidence to suggest the techniques were unsafe. LONDON — Britain’s fertility regulator says it has found broad public support for in vitro fertilization techniques that allow babies to be created with DNA from three people for couples at risk of passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases. It also found […]

Osborne seeks to curb drift of UK fund managers to Ireland – Irish Times (subscription)

British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has moved to abolish stamp duty on asset managers that had encouraged many of them to transfer their operations to Ireland and Luxembourg. In his budget, Mr Osborne announced a series of measures to attract and keep business in the UK, including a cut in corporation tax to […]

UK Agency Cautiously Endorses Mitochondria Replacement – Science AAAS

There is broad public support in the United Kingdom for allowing a new type of IVF treatment that could prevent mitochondrial diseases, the country’s Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) announced today. The techniques would introduce new DNA into an embryo, and so it has raised thorny ethical questions. At the same time, the authority […]

UK public approves creating babies from 3 people – CBS News

LONDON Britain’s fertility regulator says it has found broad public support for in vitro fertilization techniques that allow babies to be created with DNA from three people for couples at risk of passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases. It also found there was no evidence to suggest the techniques were unsafe, but said further research […]

UK Budget Paints Glum Picture – Wall Street Journal

Article Excerpt U.K. Budget Paints Glum Picture BY CASSELL BRYAN-LOW AND AINSLEY THOMSON LONDON—Treasury chief George Osborne slashed the U.K.’s growth forecasts and admitted again that the government would have to borrow more than planned, as he presented his annual budget amid growing criticism of his stewardship of the economy and austerity plans. Mr. Osborne, […]

With season over, Calipari tells doubters UK’s ‘in great shape’ – USA TODAY

Kentucky head coach John Calipari returns to Robert Morris before the start of an NIT college basketball game on Tuesday.(Photo: Don Wright, AP) MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Forgive John Calipari if he wants to put this whole mess behind him and talk about next season. To say this season, which started with his Kentucky basketball […]

UK Stocks Drop for Fourth Day After Osborne’s Budget – Bloomberg

UK Stocks Drop for Fourth Day After Osborne’s Budget – Bloomberg

U.K. stocks dropped for a fourth day, their longest losing streak in four months, as the government’s official budget watchdog cut its forecast for economic growth this year by half. Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. slipped to a 10-week low after the commodity producer said it may sell shares. Asos Plc (ASC) rallied the most in […]

UK stocks drop with budget, BOE in focus – MarketWatch

UK stocks drop with budget, BOE in focus – MarketWatch

By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) — U.K. stocks extended losses into a fourth straight day on Wednesday, as investors digested the details of the 2013 U.K. budget, including a […]

Osborne Warns of Skidding Economy – Wall Street Journal

Article Excerpt Osborne Warns of Skidding Economy BY AINSLEY THOMSON, PAUL HANNON AND JASON DOUGLAS LONDON—U.K. Treasury chief George Osborne said that economic growth would be much slower than expected and his government would have to borrow almost £60 billion ($90.6 billion) more than planned over coming years, an admission likely to fuel growing criticism […]

UK Osborne: To Introduce ‘Generous’ New Shale Gas Tax Regime – Wall Street Journal

Email Newsletters and Alerts The latest news and analysis delivered to your in-box. Check the boxes below to sign up. New! To sign up for Keyword or Symbol Alerts click here. To view or change all of your email settings, visit the Email Setup Center. UK Osborne: To Introduce ‘Generous’ New Shale Gas Tax Regime […]