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Blood test predicts breast cancer relapse
01 September 2015 - by Hannah Somers
Scientists have developed a blood test that can predict several months in advance which breast cancer patients will relapse.

Epigenetics: Holocaust trauma passed down the generations?
01 September 2015 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
Genetic expression adjustments linked to stress and trauma may be inherited by children, a study has claimed. The findings may support the view that the effects of life experiences on gene expression could be passed on to the next generation... [Read More]

Genetic findings confirm vitamin D–MS link
01 September 2015 - by Lubna Ahmed
A recent study by researchers in Canada has found that people who are genetically susceptible to low vitamin-D levels are at a higher risk of multiple sclerosis... [Read More]

An epigenetic legacy of the Holocaust?
01 September 2015 - by Professor Marcus Pembrey
Human studies of transgenerational responses are fraught with difficulties, but definitely worth pursuing... [Read More]

Trust women to decide the right time to have a family
01 September 2015 - by Ann Furedi
I was recently struck by the extent of media interest in the rising age at which women have babies - and the obnoxious arrogance of some of the related commentaries. Everyone, it seems, has a view on the right time for a woman to have a family... [Read More]

BioNews Reader Survey: tell us what you think!
24 August 2015 - by Sarah Norcross
The BioNews editors are keen to understand you and your views of BioNews, and - most importantly - how the publication can be improved... [Read More]

Book Review: Donor Conception for Life - Psychoanalytic Reflections on New Ways of Conceiving the Family
01 September 2015 - by Berenice Golding
Drawing upon professional and personal perspectives, this book renders visible some of the hidden issues that prevail when donor conception is used to build a family... [Read More]

Book Review: The Story Within - Personal Essays on Genetics and Identity
24 August 2015 - by Professor Sandy Raeburn
Over 30 years ago, those who taught clinical genetics to medical students and other health professionals focussed on the triple difficulty of explaining a genetic disease, its inheritance pattern and its scientific basis. Now, there is a growing literature of personal memoirs, wonderfully exemplified by this splendid monograph... [Read More]

Book Review: You Share Genes with Me
17 August 2015 - by James Brooks
23andMe, the biomedical wing of the industrial personal-data complex, has produced a board book for toddlers. The End Times draw near... [Read More]

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