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The following news articles were published in 2017:  

Dolly the sheep continues to inspire 20 years after media storm

Twenty years after Dolly the sheep’s dramatic introduction to the world, researchers have been reflecting on her scientific legacy.

Students showcase global fight against superbug threat

Students are teaming up with leading health experts to host a public event highlighting the risks posed by antibiotic resistance.

Business students compete to make their mark

The University of Edinburgh Business School is hosting an event aimed at creating business solutions for some of today’s most pressing social issues.

Fifth of food lost to over-eating and waste

Almost 20 per cent of the food made available to consumers is lost through over-eating or waste, a study suggests.

Gene-edited chickens to help preserve rare breeds

Hens that do not produce their own chicks have been developed for use as surrogates to lay eggs from rare breeds.

Brexit focus for Brussels alumni forum

Senior staff and alumni have begun a dialogue on the implications of Brexit, at an event in Brussels.

Events celebrate international diversity

University schools and groups will take part in a national day on Monday (20 February) to celebrate the contribution of migrants to the UK.

Director appointed to lead The Roslin Institute

Professor Eleanor Riley has been appointed to head the prestigious Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh, which receives strategic investment from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

Chancellor opens imaging suites

Two advanced medical scanners have been installed as part of a £14 million makeover of research imaging facilities at the University of Edinburgh.

Tiredness partly genetic say researchers

Genes may contribute in a small but significant way to why certain people tire easily or suffer from low energy levels.

Festival has creative learning at heart

A maths-themed bake-off, a medieval pigment-making workshop and a guide to growing glow-in-the-dark plants are on offer at the Festival of Creative Learning.

Study prompts rethink on fighting infections

Fresh insights into how immune cells are regulated could signal a new approach to tackling infections.