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France to recognise surrogate children

06 July 2015 - by Kirsty Oswald
One of France's highest courts ruled on Friday that children born to surrogates abroad have the right to have their births and citizenship recognised by the state... [Read More]

Gene therapy for cystic fibrosis shows promise

06 July 2015 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
A new gene therapy technique for treating cystic fibrosis has shown potential in a new study... [Read More]

Increased genetic diversity has led to taller, more intelligent population

06 July 2015 - by Dr Katie Howe
A large-scale review of genetic data from a number of different studies has suggested that diverse parental genes can lead to offspring who are taller and have increased cognitive ability... [Read More]

New, single-gene form of obesity and diabetes identified

06 July 2015 - by Paul Waldron
A new form of obesity and type 2 diabetes that is caused by a mutation in a single gene has been discovered... [Read More]

Switzerland votes for PGD

06 July 2015 - by Kirsty Oswald
In a national referendum, a majority of Swiss voters have supported allowing preimplantation genetic diagnosis to screen for genetic diseases... [Read More]

US Congress moves to block embryo editing

06 July 2015 - by Cait McDonagh
The US Congress has released a bill that would prohibit the Food and Drug Administration from spending any money in relation to projects that involve editing the human genome... [Read More]

Victoria to consider retrospectively lifting donor anonymity

06 July 2015 - by Rebecca Carr
The Australian state of Victoria has revealed plans to extend rules removing donor anonymity to allow all donor-conceived people access to identifying information about their sperm or egg donor, irrespective of the donor's consent or when they donated... [Read More]

Freeze sperm at 18, urges bioethicist

29 June 2015 - by Ari Haque
A UK bioethicist has argued that 18-year-old men should consider freezing their sperm to reduce the risk of their children having genetic disorders... [Read More]

Google partners with Broad Institute on genome analysis

29 June 2015 - by Paul Waldron
Genome analysis software developed by the Broad Institute is now available in cloud form to users of Google's online genetic data storage services... [Read More]

Living in a high-crime area ages your cells

29 June 2015 - by Isobel Steer
Residents of noisy and high-crime neighbourhoods are over a decade older biologically compared with those who live in low-crime areas, according to recent research... [Read More]

NHS plans artificial blood trials by 2017

29 June 2015 - by James Heather
The NHS has announced that it plans to begin testing laboratory-produced blood in healthy volunteers by 2017... [Read More]

Poland passes IVF law

29 June 2015 - by Rachel Brown
Poland's lower house of parliament has approved a bill that, for the first time, provides statutory regulation of IVF in the country... [Read More]

US court grants woman right to disputed frozen embryos

29 June 2015 - by Julia Hill
An Illinois appeals court has reaffirmed a decision to grant a woman 'custody and control' of frozen embryos created with the sperm of her ex-boyfriend, despite his objections... [Read More]

Cancer patient appeals gene patenting decision

22 June 2015 - by Paul Waldron
Australia's highest court will decide whether isolated molecules of DNA linked to a gene mutation associated with an increased risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers are patentable under Australian law.... [Read More]

DNA links Kennewick Man to Native Americans

22 June 2015 - by Julia Hill
New DNA evidence has reignited a longstanding debate over the ownership of a 9000-year-old skeleton, known as Kennewick Man... [Read More]

Ectopic pregnancies following assisted reproduction fall by half

22 June 2015 - by Ayala Ochert
The rate of ectopic pregnancies in the UK following assisted reproduction has almost halved in the past 12 years, according to a new analysis... [Read More]

ESHRE 2015: Research highlights

22 June 2015 - by Ayala Ochert
A roundup of research stories from ESHRE 2015 that hit the headlines this week... [Read More]

High Court rules against mother wanting to use her deceased daughter's eggs

22 June 2015 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
The High Court has ruled that a decision not to allow a mother to take her deceased daughter's eggs for fertility treatment overseas was lawful... [Read More]

Sequenom prenatal test patent ruled invalid by appeals court

22 June 2015 - by Ceri Durham
A US federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that Sequenom's prenatal MaterniT21 test is not sufficiently 'inventive' to be patentable.... [Read More]

Yorkshire embryologist awarded MBE

22 June 2015 - by Kirsty Oswald
Rachel Cutting, principal embryologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List... [Read More]


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