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Computer model suggests age 'to start trying for a family'
03 August 2015 - by Ruth Retassie
Researchers have developed a mathematical model for determining what age women should start trying to conceive... [Read More]

Dr Howard Jones, IVF pioneer, dies at 104
03 August 2015 - by Ayala Ochert
Dr Howard W. Jones, a pioneer of IVF in the United States, has died at the age of 104... [Read More]

Epigenetic variation predicts post-natal depression
03 August 2015 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars
Epigenetic variation can predict the risk of post-natal depression symptoms in women without a history of depression, researchers from the UK and US have found... [Read More]





My mark's down to my genes, Professor
03 August 2015 - by Professor Darren Griffin
A recent report on the heritability of exam results was a well written, clear and robust study in a highly socially relevant area, but a danger lies in how the results could be misinterpreted... [Read More]

Reform of UK surrogacy laws: the need for evidence
03 August 2015 - by Professor Eric Blyth, Dr Marilyn Crawshaw and Dr Patricia Fronek
Given the complexity of surrogacy practice, we have become concerned that many 'reform' arguments are based on alleged matters of fact: a dangerous state of affairs... [Read More]

Cutting-edge technology and mitochondrial diseases - where is the limit?
27 July 2015 - by Dr Dusko Ilic
Given the complexity of the technology, costs and risks involved, two recently described mitochondrial 'gene-correction' strategies will probably remain as proof-of-concept studies and are unlikely be of practical use in clinical medicine in the foreseeable future... [Read More]





TV Review: Great Ormond Street - Fix My Genes
27 July 2015 - by Daniel Malynn
In Great Ormond Street, we meet three families all facing rare genetic immune diseases. The documentary witnesses the utter anguish the families go through and the heartbreaking decisions parents have to make... [Read More]

Book Review: Reproductive Donation
20 July 2015 - by √člo Luik
Donor conception continues to mobilise resistance and concern. How, when, under which conditions and by whom reproductive donation should be accessed remains a divisive and controversial issue... [Read More]

Radio Review: DNA's Third Man
20 July 2015 - by Paul Waldron
'Do you know who Maurice Wilkins is?' I put this question to a number of my friends, most of them scientists, and got a series of blank looks. Only one knew who he was, and she had a degree in the history and philosophy of science... [Read More]

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