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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]
 

Three genomics start-ups get Illumina funding boost

20 October 2014 - by Sean Byrne
Illumina has announced the first three companies in its Accelerator Programme, designed to help genomics start-ups as other sources of funding grow scarce... [Read More]
 

Vision restored in embryonic stem cell therapy patients

20 October 2014 - by Jenny Sharpe
Retinal cells derived from human embryonic stem cells have been safely transplanted into the eyes of patients with currently incurable sight loss... [Read More]
 

Child trafficking row after surrogate baby 'abandoned' in India

13 October 2014 - by Ayesha Ahmad
Reports of another surrogate-born baby abandoned in India by an Australian couple have further ignited the debate on international surrogacy in the wake of the Baby Gammy case.... [Read More]
 

Diabetes 'breakthrough' as insulin-producing cells formed in lab

13 October 2014 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Millions of insulin-producing beta cells have been manufactured in the laboratory using human stem cells by scientists at Harvard University... [Read More]
 

FDA fast tracks ALS stem cell therapy

13 October 2014 - by Rhys Baker
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded 'fast-track' status to a potential stem cell therapy for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or motor neurone disease... [Read More]
 

First baby born following womb transplant

13 October 2014 - by Barbara Czub
A boy has become the first baby to be born to a womb transplant recipient.... [Read More]
 

GCSE scores more nature than nurture, says study

13 October 2014 - by Chris Baldacci
Researchers may have finally settled the question of which matters more for a child's development - nature or nurture; and nature appears to be the winner, according to a study looking at GCSE scores... [Read More]
 

Revamped gene therapy for 'bubble boy' immune condition does well in trial

13 October 2014 - by James Heather
Gene therapy to treat children with 'bubble boy syndrome' seems to be both safe and effective, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found... [Read More]
 

Nine-month suspended sentence for prolific private sperm donor who sexually abused client

06 October 2014 - by Ari Haque
A university professor who offered private, 'insemination services' has been sentenced to a nine-month suspended sentence for sexually assaulting a woman... [Read More]
 

Ohio woman sues fertility clinic after daughter born from 'wrong sperm'

06 October 2014 - by Chee Hoe Low
A woman is suing a sperm bank in Ohio, USA, after she became pregnant with sperm from the wrong donor... [Read More]
 

Readily accessible eye stem cells could be used to treat blindness

06 October 2014 - by Dr Greg Ball
A pool of stem cells found on the surface of the eye can be used to form light-sensitive cells that could one day treat blindness, researchers have reported... [Read More]
 

Smoking while pregnant weakens sons' fertility, mouse study suggests

06 October 2014 - by Dr Charlotte Warren-Gash
Mothers who smoke while pregnant or breastfeeding may reduce their sons' future fertility, according to research... [Read More]
 

Surrogacy: High Court grants parental order after deadline

06 October 2014 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
The UK's High Court has granted a parental order following surrogacy despite a six month deadline for making them having passed, describing strict enforcement of the deadline as 'almost nonsensical'... [Read More]
 

Wales launches DNA ancestry project

06 October 2014 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
A project to investigate the genetic history of the Welsh which will also give participants information about their own DNA make-up, is now underway... [Read More]
 

You booze, you lose (semen quality, that is)

06 October 2014 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars
Drinking more than two pints a week could have negative effects on men's semen quality, a study has found... [Read More]
 

French same-sex couples allowed to adopt children conceived via IVF

29 September 2014 - by James Brooks
France's top civil court, the Court of Cassation, has ruled that children conceived via assisted reproduction overseas can be adopted by same-sex parents... [Read More]
 

Genomic natives? Young people clued up about whole genome sequencing

29 September 2014 - by BioNews
Young people are surprisingly well-informed about the basics of genetics and thoughtful about the kind of information they'd like to receive from genome studies, results from a international survey suggest... [Read More]
 

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