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Funding for IVF in England 'bleak'

26 September 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck
Thirteen Clinical Commissioning Groups are considering making cuts to IVF funding, potentially removing the procedure on the NHS in some areas... [Read More]

Gene therapy could prevent breast cancer from spreading

26 September 2016 - by Ebtehal Moussa
A new gene therapy technique using microRNAs has successfully prevented the spread of breast cancer in mice... [Read More]

National gene bank opens in China

26 September 2016 - by Ayala Ochert
China has opened a national gene bank that could ultimately be the world's biggest, eventually housing 300 million genetic samples... [Read More]

Obesity gene is no barrier to weight loss

26 September 2016 - by Hannah Somers
People carrying a gene variant linked to weight gain can benefit from weight-loss programmes just as much as those without it, research from Newcastle University has shown... [Read More]

Smoking can leave epigenetic changes on DNA for 30 years

26 September 2016 - by Dr Ashley Cartwright
Research has found that smoking can leave long-lasting epigenetic changes on the genome... [Read More]

Swedish scientist edits genomes of healthy human embryos

26 September 2016 - by Anneesa Amjad
A scientist in Sweden has become the first to edit genes in healthy human embryos... [Read More]

Woman wrongly listed as a child's mother following IVF

26 September 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
An Australian woman has been wrongly listed as the biological mother of a child born following IVF treatment... [Read More]

FDA considering regulation of stem cell clinics

19 September 2016 - by Dr Lucy Freem
The US Food and Drug Administration has held a public hearing on proposals to regulate stem cell treatments in the same way as drugs... [Read More]

Healthy mice created from eggs and sperm without conventional fertilisation

19 September 2016 - by Paul Waldron
Unfertilised mouse egg cells that have been made to divide can develop into healthy offspring by the injection of sperm, according to a new study... [Read More]

HFEA allows mother to export dead daughter's eggs

19 September 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has allowed a woman wanting to conceive using her dead daughter's eggs to export them to the US for treatment... [Read More]

Indian minister intervenes to help British couple take home surrogate baby

19 September 2016 - by Rikita Patel
The Indian foreign minister has intervened on social media in the case of a British couple who face having to leave the country without their surrogate-born child... [Read More]

Sperm shortage in New Zealand

19 September 2016 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars
New Zealand is facing a shortage of donor sperm, with some fertility experts saying women are waiting up to two years to receive treatment... [Read More]

Stem cell therapy reverses paralysis

19 September 2016 - by Dr Greg Ball
An experimental stem cell therapy appears to have restored some feeling and limb control in five patients paralysed by spinal cord injuries... [Read More]

US fertility doctor accused of impregnating patients with his own sperm

19 September 2016 - by Annabel Slater
A retired fertility doctor in the US has been accused of using his own sperm to fertilise the eggs of patients at a fertility clinic... [Read More]

Woman who adopted child after consent error is given legal parenthood

19 September 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
A woman who adopted her child, after being told that an administrative error during fertility treatment meant that her legal parental status was in doubt, has been granted legal parenthood by the Family Court... [Read More]

CRISPR shrinks tumours in mice

12 September 2016 - by Dr Özge Özkaya
Scientists from China have managed to shrink the size of tumours in mice using CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing technology... [Read More]

FDA warns against ovarian cancer screening tests

12 September 2016 - by Anastassia Bolotkova
The FDA has warned that it does not recommend the use of any currently available ovarian cancer screening tests to detect the disease... [Read More]

Research towards a developing a synthetic ovary

12 September 2016 - by Dr Katie Howe
Researchers in Belgium have taken the first steps towards producing a transplantable artificial ovary after demonstrating successful follicle survival in mice... [Read More]

Simple blood test could be 'smoke detector' for throat cancer

12 September 2016 - by Meetal Solanki
A blood test costing only £35 could help in the early diagnosis of oesophageal cancer and could be available in five years' time... [Read More]

Study brings sickle-cell gene therapy one step closer

12 September 2016 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
A genetically engineered virus that triggers the production of an alternative form of haemoglobin has reversed the symptoms of sickle cell disease in mice... [Read More]


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