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Gene therapy breakthrough, Uber flotation and a Tory Party funding crisis lead the papers

The Guardian leads with a gene therapy breakthrough. Credit: PA/Twitter

A variety of stories make the front pages on Saturday, from MPs' expenses to a gene therapy which could cut the risk of heart attacks.

The Times leads with comments from the head of a private school claiming parents are concerned about “social engineering” and “positive discrimination” by Oxbridge as the universities accept more offers from state school pupils.

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Expenses for MPs lead the Daily Telegraph, with the paper reporting that a number of politicians have claimed money for adult children as dependents.

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The Guardian leads on a “radical gene therapy” which aims to cut the risk of the world’s leading cause of death, heart attacks.

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The Financial Times reports on Uber’s flotation on Wall Street, with shares falling 7.6% on the first day of trading.

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The i leads on suggestions the Conservative Party is “struggling to pay rent” for its head office.

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The Independent says an investigation has been launched into alleged physical and psychological abuse of disabled patients at a care home.

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The Daily Mirror carries an interview with Thomas Markle’s former wife, saying he should not be allowed to play a part in Meghan or new son Archie’s life.

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The Sun reports that a car in which Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage was travelling was involved in a crash in Kent.

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The Daily Express leads with Baroness Newlove calling proposals allowing rape victims to face prosecution if evidence of criminal wrongdoing is found on their mobile phones “absolutely abhorrent”.

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And the Daily Star carries quotes from Stan Collymore defending Danny Baker after the presenter was sacked over a tweet.

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