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Council of Europe rejects surrogacy guidelines

17 October 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, a human rights organisation, has voted to reject a proposal to introduce international guidelines on surrogacy and children's rights... [Read More]

CRISPR success in repairing sickle-cell anaemia mutation

17 October 2016 - by Sarah Gregory
Researchers have used the CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing technique to correct the mutation that causes sickle-cell anaemia... [Read More]

Gene therapy halts early Alzheimer's disease in mice

17 October 2016 - by Annabel Slater
A new gene therapy has slowed the progress of early Alzheimer's disease in mice... [Read More]

Mitochondrial donation technique used in Ukraine, doctors claim

17 October 2016 - by Ayala Ochert
Two women in the Ukraine are pregnant with babies conceived through mitochondrial donation as a treatment for infertility, according to a report in New Scientist... [Read More]

Stem cells repair damaged heart muscle in monkeys

17 October 2016 - by Dr Jane Currie
Researchers in Japan have used stem cells from a matched donor to repair damaged heart muscle in macaque monkeys... [Read More]

Vitamins A and C erase cell memory to create stem cells

17 October 2016 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Vitamins A and C help to convert adult cells into stem cells by performing a cell 'reset', erasing their epigenetic memory, a study has found... [Read More]

Adverse incidents at UK fertility clinics increase slightly

10 October 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
The latest data from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has shown that the number of adverse incidents in UK fertility clinics has increased slightly... [Read More]

Boys born through ICSI have lower sperm counts

10 October 2016 - by Rikita Patel
The first generation of men born through intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) have lower sperm counts, according to a small study... [Read More]

Cancer risk not linked to stem-cell division rates in organs

10 October 2016 - by Annabel Slater
Cancer risk is not linked to different rates of adult stem-cell division in organs, a study suggests... [Read More]

Epigenetics could predict life expectancy

10 October 2016 - by Dr Ashley Cartwright
A person's 'epigenetic age' can predict how long they will live, according to a study of over 13,000 individuals... [Read More]

First uterus transplants from living donors carried out in the US

10 October 2016 - by Sarah Pritchard
Four women in the USA have become the first in the country to receive uteruses transplanted from living donors...

Gene for high-fat food preference found

10 October 2016 - by Dr Marianne Kennedy
Scientists at Cambridge University have shown a genetic variant increases a person's preference for high fat food... [Read More]

Women's ovaries can grow new eggs, study claims

10 October 2016 - by Ayala Ochert
Scientists say they have evidence that new eggs can grow in adult ovaries, something that had previously been considered impossible... [Read More]

Birthweight linked to genes involved in adult diseases

03 October 2016 - by Meetal Solanki
Genes involved in determining a baby's birthweight may also predispose them to diseases in later life, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, a global study has found... [Read More]

CRISPR used to investigate non-coding regions of the genome

03 October 2016 - by Helen Robertson
Two teams of researchers have used CRISPR genome editing technology to identify 'non-coding' regions of the genome for the first time... [Read More]

Nuffield Council publishes preliminary ethical review of genome editing

03 October 2016 - by Rachel Siden
Use of genome editing in human reproduction requires 'urgent ethical scrutiny', according to a report published by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics... [Read More]

US Congress passes bill approving IVF for veterans

03 October 2016 - by Georgia Everett
The United States has introduced legislation allowing the Department of Veteran Affairs to fund fertility treatment, including IVF, for veterans wounded in combat... [Read More]

Widow wins frozen embryo case

03 October 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
A widow has been allowed by the High Court to keep embryos created with her late husband in storage for ten years... [Read More]

World's first mitochondrial donation baby born

03 October 2016 - by Dr Julia Hill
In a world first, the birth of a baby boy who was conceived using mitochondrial donation has been reported... [Read More]

Australian fertility clinic loses embryos during power outage

30 September 2016 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars
Twelve families in South Australia have lost embryos after a power outage compromised the incubators that the embryos were being stored in... [Read More]


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