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3D human embryo development 'atlas' created

05 December 2016 - by Georgia Everett
An interactive map exhibiting the development of the early human embryo in unprecedented detail has been created by a team of Dutch researchers... [Read More]
 

Benefits of IVF add-ons 'not based on evidence'

05 December 2016 - by Lucas Taylor
There is a lack of quality evidence on the benefits of almost all fertility clinic add-on treatments, a study published in the BMJ has suggested... [Read More]
 

Early-onset Parkinson's gene identified

05 December 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck
Researchers have identified a gene linked to early-onset Parkinson's disease... [Read More]
 

Expert panel approve cautious use of mitochondrial donation in the UK

05 December 2016 - by Dr Julia Hill
Scientists advising the HFEA have recommended that the technique of mitochondrial replacement therapy be approved for clinical use in the UK... [Read More]
 

Gene that 'limits desire for alcohol'

05 December 2016 - by Rachel Reeves
A newly discovered gene variant seems to reduce an individual's fondness for alcohol, a study has found... [Read More]
 

Proposal to extend 14-day limit on human embryo research

05 December 2016 - by Annabel Slater
An extension to the 14-day human embryo research rule will be proposed at the annual Progress Educational Trust conference on 7 December... [Read More]
 

Craigslist sperm donor not legally child's father

02 December 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
A US judge has ruled that a man who donated sperm to a same-sex couple, after responding to an online advertisement, is not the child's legal father and will not be liable for child support... [Read More]
 

Australian woman charged over surrogacy in Cambodia

28 November 2016 - by Ryan Ross
A fertility nurse in Cambodia has been arrested for her involvement in the commercial surrogacy industry, following a recent crackdown by authorities... [Read More]
 

Families with genetic diseases support genome-editing research

28 November 2016 - by Lucas Taylor
More than 75 percent of those with a genetic condition, and their family members, support the use of genome-editing technology, a survey has found... [Read More]
 

IVF funding: Bedfordshire 1 – Brentwood 0

28 November 2016 - by Ari Haque
Basildon and Brentwood CCG has announced that it will no longer provide fertility treatment, including IVF on the NHS to new patients... [Read More]
 

Only half of chromosome is DNA

28 November 2016 - by Dr Rachel Huddart
DNA only accounts for about half of the total volume of chromosomes, as shown by new 3D images of human chromosomes... [Read More]
 

Stress could trigger heart disease linked to mutation

28 November 2016 - by Dr Özge Özkaya
Gene variants coding for the muscle protein titin cause enlarged hearts in healthy individuals, and stress may trigger carriers to develop heart disease, according to a study... [Read More]
 

Surrogate awarded supervised contact with child

28 November 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
A surrogate who lost a legal battle to keep her child has been granted supervised contact by the Family Court, although her attempt to regain custody has failed... [Read More]
 

X chromosome may offer females protection against cancer

28 November 2016 - by Anna Leida
Having two copies of the X chromosome may help explain why females get cancer less often than males, according to new research... [Read More]
 

China begins first CRISPR human therapy trial

21 November 2016 - by Anneesa Amjad
Chinese scientists have injected CRISPR/Cas9 gene-edited cells into a human for the first time... [Read More]
 

CRISPR partially restores sight in blind rats

21 November 2016 - by Paul Waldron
Scientists in the US have used a genome-editing technique to partially restore vision in blind rats... [Read More]
 

Disgraced stem cell entrepreneur may be offering therapies abroad

21 November 2016 - by Rachel Siden
Italian prosecutors are investigating whether discredited stem-cell entrepreneur Davide Vannoni is continuing to offer his unproven therapies in eastern Europe... [Read More]
 

Gene variants may give taste for salt

21 November 2016 - by Lucas Taylor
Gene variants may explain why some people eat more salt than recommended...
 

Missouri court rules frozen embryos are property, not people

21 November 2016 - by Sarah Pritchard
An appeal court in Missouri has ruled that a divorced couple's frozen embryos should be treated as marital property and not as people, under the state's divorce laws... [Read More]
 

Online calculator predicts IVF success

21 November 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
An online calculator that can estimate the cumulative success rate of IVF over multiple cycles has been released... [Read More]
 

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