People line up in front of the vaccination centre at the Arena Treptow in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday. Photograph: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

The meeting had dragged on almost three hours, oxygen levels were reaching a critical point and I was losing the will to live. It was 2009, and my I(...)

Embryonic research: scientists believe “editing” human genomes could also work for other conditions caused by mutations such as cystic fibrosis and some breast cancers. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Catholic Church in Ireland has voiced its total opposition to the use of embryos in research following a breakthrough study by scientists who “edi(...)