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Nerve cells created from blood cells
26 May 2015 - by Kirsty Oswald
Researchers have found a way to directly convert blood cells into nerve cells of both the central and peripheral nervous system.... [Read More]

Scientists create 'genetic map' of prostate cancer
26 May 2015 - by Julia Hill
Scientists have announced a comprehensive genetic map of prostate cancer, which they say could lead to new treatments for the advanced stage of the disease... [Read More]

Scottish Government urged to consider three NHS IVF cycles
26 May 2015 - by Ruth Retassie
A parliamentary committee has asked the Scottish Government to consider funding three cycles of IVF on the NHS, in an increase from the two cycles currently funded on the NHS in Scotland... [Read More]

It's not a popularity contest
26 May 2015 - by Sarah Norcross
Publishing BioNews does not always make you popular. People get cross and contact us... [Read More]

Podcast: A TripAdvisor for Fertility Clinics - Would You Recommend It?
26 May 2015 - by Pod Academy
The UK's fertility regulator is examining various proposals for publishing patient feedback, which have drawn comparisons with the popular travel website TripAdvisor... [Read More]

What you think about the 100,000 Genomes Project
26 May 2015 - by Sandy Starr
From February to April 2015, readers of BioNews were asked for their views on the 100,000 Genomes Project - a UK Government initiative which aims to sequence 100,000 whole genomes from NHS patients and their families. 775 of you responded to our poll... [Read More]

Book Review: Modern Families - Parents and Children in New Family Forms
26 May 2015 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
Susan Golombok's 'Modern Families: Parents and Children in New Family Forms' challenges the assumption that the traditional nuclear family is the best environment in which to raise children... [Read More]

Event Review: Pint of Science Festival - From Sticky Sperm to Sugary Doughnuts
26 May 2015 - by Natalie Moska
Last week I attended a Pint of Science session entitled 'Sugar and Sperm' held at a floating pub on Albert Embankment in London - part of a worldwide festival hosting more than 600 evenings of science in 50 cities and eight countries as far afield as Australia and the USA... [Read More]

TV Review: The Olympic Journey - Born Winners
18 May 2015 - by Marco Narajos
'The Olympic Journey: Born Winners' sets out to answer the question 'Are winners born or made?' In the process, it offers a look into the science of what it takes to become a winner and addresses the consequences of genetic testing in the future of the sporting world... [Read More]

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