A vote will be held later today on whether to legalise an IVF treatment using a part of another donor's egg.Read the full story ›
The technique, developed in Newcastle, would allow babies to be created using DNA from three people, to eliminate genetic diseases.Read the full story ›
The technique involves replacing DNA in an egg in order to prevent devastating inherited diseases from being passed on.Read the full story ›
MPs are to vote on whether the UK will become the first country in the world to legalise babies with three biological parents.Read the full story ›
The Chancellor George Osborne has pledged £20m to help Newcastle University launch a national centre for the study of ageing.
The institute will develop dietary and exercise products that will help people live more comfortably in old age.
Mr Osborne said it was all part of his plan to create a 'northern economic powerhouse'.
A Northumberland family have said they are devastated by the NHS's decision on a muscular dystrophy drug.Read the full story ›
Police had to shut down an S&M and M&S-themed party in Newcastle after finding 250 students dressed in bondage, and others as grandparents.Read the full story ›
The stories behind the names on a Newcastle University First World War memorial are being researched and published in a digital book.Read the full story ›
A committee of MPs will today look at whether the UK should become the first country in the world to legalise babies with three biological parents.
The controversial IVF technique was developed by experts at Newcastle University, who say the treatment could help parents not to pass genetic diseases to their children.
However, religious groups have expressed concerns that the process would be unethical.
The Science and Technology Committee are due to begin their hearing shortly after 9am today (Wednesday 22 October). Professor Doug Turnbull, from Newcastle University, will give evidence to the influential group of MPs.
Staff at the universities of Newcastle and Durham have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in a row over pensions.
A total of 78% of members of the University and College Union (UCU) who were balloted across 69 universities voted in favour of strike action.
Talks between the union and the universities will be held on Wednesday to try to negotiate a solution.
The union said if the employers continued with their proposals then the union would meet on Friday to decide what form the disruption would take and when it would start.
A vote for action would by likely to include a marking boycott and a refusal to set exams. The action would stop students being set coursework or receiving formal marks and feedback, as well as halting exams.