Jeremy Farrar

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Police operate a checkpoint at the border crossing near Kasindi in eastern Congo on Wednesday. Photograph: Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP

The Ugandan government has called on its citizens to report anyone displaying Ebola symptoms, as the second largest outbreak of the disease in recorde(...)

A health care worker wears virus protective gear at a treatment centre in Bikoro in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: AP

Two more cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the northwestern city of Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, health officials have said. (...)

Scientists use a pipette to remove the nucleus from an egg. British authorities have approved a controversial techniques allowing doctors to create babies using DNA from three people. Photograph: OHSU Centre for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy/AP

Britain on Thursday became the first country to formally license an in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment designed to create babies from three people(...)

Priscilla Chan (R) embraces her husband Mark Zuckerberg while announcing the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Photograph: Reuters

The worlds of science and philanthropy have welcomed Wednesday night’s announcement by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his paediatrician wife Pr(...)

Sierra Leonean health officials checking for the ebola virus at the border crossing with Liberia. File photograph: Zoom Dossozoom Dosso/AFP

The world is for the first time on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday, as dat(...)