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Effects of common Parkinson's gene reversed in fruit flies
20 October 2014 - by Victoria Burchell
A drug can reverse the effects of two Parkinson's disease-causing mutations in fruit flies, a study reports... [Read More]

Facebook and Apple offer egg-freezing to employees
20 October 2014 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
Apple and Facebook have acknowledged that they are offering their employees in the USA egg cryopreservation services for non-medical reasons in a move that has divided public opinion... [Read More]

Sugar rush: cell ageing sped up by fizzy pop
20 October 2014 - by Arit Udoh
Fizzy drinks may accelerate cell ageing in a manner comparable to the effects of smoking, according to research... [Read More]





Better Together: Why devolution of fertility legislation is not a good thing
20 October 2014 - by Stephen Harbottle
The Association of Clinical Embryologists is concerned that proposals to devolve powers for forming legislation covering the provision of fertility treatment, genetic screening and abortion to the Scottish Parliament may be a step too far in the process of devolution... [Read More]

Genomic medicine needs you - do you need genomic medicine?
20 October 2014 - by Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
The Progress Educational Trust's event on the 100,000 Genomes Project gave the general public an opportunity to ask a panel of experts about the ethics of the project, the security of the data and its long-term sustainability...

Womb transplants: 'Now the impossible has become real'
13 October 2014 - by Dr Amel Alghrani
Following the first baby born after a womb transplant, the time has come to debate uterus transplantation. How will it be regulated in the UK and what social, legal and ethical issues does it raise?





Radio Review: The Life Scientific - Chris Toumazou
20 October 2014 - by Simon Hazelwood-Smith
Professor Chris Toumazou had an unconventional route into science. The son of Greek Cypriot parents, as a child he often felt driven to swot up on science in an attempt to prove his smarts to doubting peers... [Read More]

Book Review: Humanity Enhanced - Genetic Choice and the Challenge for Liberal Democracies
06 October 2014 - by James Storm
Russell Blackford's venture into heated human enhancement rhetoric feels very much like being plunged into the world of Andrew Niccol's 1997 film, Gattaca... [Read More]

Theatre Review: Breeders
29 September 2014 - by Daniel Malynn
This fast-paced comedy written by Ben Ockrent and directed by Tamara Harvey boasts an impressive cast, and deals with its themes in an honest and intelligent way... [Read More]

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