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Exome project reveals 3230 disease genes

22 August 2016 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
More than 3230 genes with the propensity to cause disease have been identified in an analysis of the largest exome dataset yet... [Read More]
 

IVF more successful for 'white' women

22 August 2016 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
White British women are more likely to have a successful pregnancy through IVF or ICSI than women from other ethnicities in the UK, according to a recent study... [Read More]
 

Judge criticises HFEA consent forms

22 August 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
A High Court judge has questioned aspects of the consent process for fertility treatment in a ruling in which he made a declaration of parentage in respect of a child born following IVF... [Read More]
 

MIT student claims CRISPR patent not earned

22 August 2016 - by Chee Hoe Low
A former MIT visiting student who worked in the Zhang lab for nine months in 2011 has claimed that patents over the CRISPR genome-editing technology were 'mis-patented'... [Read More]
 

Mitochondrial donation case study finally published after 13 years

22 August 2016 - by Dr Özge Özkaya
Chinese researchers say an IVF technique called pronuclear transfer can safely produce a viable pregnancy... [Read More]
 

Two genes linked to breast cancer survival

22 August 2016 - by Ebtehal Moussa
Researchers in the UK have discovered two key genes capable of predicting 10-year disease-specific survival outcomes in breast cancer patients... [Read More]
 

Zika can remain in semen for six months

22 August 2016 - by Arit Udoh
The Zika virus has been detected in the semen of a man six months after the onset of infection... [Read More]
 

Chemotherapy during pregnancy could affect daughters' fertility

15 August 2016 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
A study has shown that the chemotherapy drug etoposide can affect the development of fetal ovarian tissue in mice... [Read More]
 

Controversy over NHS funding of fertility treatment for transgender patients

15 August 2016 - by Dr Mary Yarwood
Transgender men are being permitted to freeze their eggs at NHS-funded fertility clinics, prior to gender re-assignment... [Read More]
 

Frozen embryos increase pregnancy success for mothers with PCOS

15 August 2016 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome who undergo IVF using frozen embryos are more likely to have successful pregnancies than those using fresh embryos, a study suggests... [Read More]
 

Gene involved in egg and sperm production linked to Down's syndrome

15 August 2016 - by Dr Katie Howe
Researchers have identified an enzyme that helps ensure egg and sperm cells contain the right number of chromosomes... [Read More]
 

Lesbian couples sue over fertility treatment rules

15 August 2016 - by Ryan Ross
Three same-sex female couples are suing the US state of New Jersey for what they claim are discriminatory rules regarding the funding of fertility treatment... [Read More]
 

Parental orders granted ten years after time limit

15 August 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
The High Court has granted parental orders to a couple who applied over ten years after the time period in which to do so had expired... [Read More]
 

Australian clinics warned not to offer flat fees to donors

08 August 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
Fertility clinics in Australia have been warned not to offer flat fees to egg and sperm donors, reports the Sydney Morning Herald... [Read More]
 

Australia's oldest IVF mother has baby at 62

08 August 2016 - by Nina Chohan
A 62-year-old Tasmanian woman has become Australia's oldest mother to conceive using IVF... [Read More]
 

Crowd-sourced DNA links depression to 17 genes

08 August 2016 - by Helen Robertson
Scientists have identified 17 genetic variants that appear to be linked to depression in individuals with European ancestry... [Read More]
 

Gene testing in young patients may uncover 'cancer families'

08 August 2016 - by Amina Yonis
More than half of patients with sarcoma, a rare cancer, have mutations that are known to increase the risk of other types of cancer... [Read More]
 

NIH to lift moratorium on human–animal chimera research

08 August 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
The US National Institutes of Health is considering lifting a ban on the funding of research to create human-animal 'chimeras' and replacing it with an ethical review process... [Read More]
 

Women without an appendix or tonsils are more fertile

08 August 2016 - by Dr Jane Currie
Women who have had their appendix or tonsils removed appear more likely to become pregnant and do so sooner, according to a study... [Read More]
 

Australian IVF experts propose allowing gender selection

01 August 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck
Australian IVF clinics are calling for parents to be permitted to choose the sex of their third child if they already have two children of the same gender... [Read More]
 

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