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5,000 young breast cancer patients 'miss out on fertility care' in UK every year

24 November 2014 - by Isobel Steer
The majority of young breast cancer patients are not being referred for treatment which could preserve their fertility after chemotherapy, says a UK charity... [Read More]
 

E.coli become analogue hard drives

24 November 2014 - by Jenny Sharpe
E.coli have been engineered to record information from their environment by storing it in their DNA, much like a computer's hard drive... [Read More]
 

Genomics England launches 100,000 genomes collaboration

24 November 2014 - by David O'Rourke
Genomics England is inviting applications from UK researchers, NHS clinicians and those in scientific training to access the data compiled by its DNA sequencing project, the 100,000 Genomes Project.... [Read More]
 

Massive man versus mouse genome project publishes results

24 November 2014 - by Dr Katie Howe
A comprehensive international study has revealed striking similarities as well as some significant differences between the regulation of mouse and human genomes... [Read More]
 

Only the lonely: study identifies gene for 'romantic relationship failure'

24 November 2014 - by Jessica Ware
A single gene variant could have a role in determining whether young people stay in romantic relationships, research suggests... [Read More]
 

Return of the 'gay gene'

24 November 2014 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars
Two regions of the human genome have been linked to homosexuality in the largest study on the topic to date... [Read More]
 

Gene mutation carriers get equivalent of lifetime's anti-cholesterol treatment

18 November 2014 - by Dr Lanay Tierney
An inactive copy of a gene associated with cholesterol levels can reduce the risk of a heart attack, according to a study... [Read More]
 

Google moves into genome data storage and analysis

18 November 2014 - by Chris Baldacci
Google has announced that it will offer storage and analysis of genome sequencing data... [Read More]
 

HFEA appoints new members

18 November 2014 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
The UK's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has announced new appointments, including four new members and one re-appointment... [Read More]
 

Human brainwaves control gene activity in mice

18 November 2014 - by Molly Godfrey
A technique to switch genes on and off with the power of thought alone has been developed by scientists... [Read More]
 

IVF will mostly be a lifestyle choice by 2050, says man who invented the Pill

18 November 2014 - by Siobhan Chan
By 2050, most women will opt to conceive through IVF using cryopreserved eggs and sperm, meaning that sex will become 'purely recreational', an eminent scientist has claimed... [Read More]
 

Mystery of 'monster' cancer DNA molecules solved

18 November 2014 - by Jenny Sharpe
The creation of giant, extra chromosomes present in up to three percent of all cancers can now be explained, says a study in Cancer Cell.... [Read More]
 

The genetic secret for a long life is... still unknown

18 November 2014 - by Sean Byrne
Scientists are still searching for a key piece of the longevity puzzle, having not found anything remarkable in the genes of 'supercentenarians' - people who live beyond 110 - to explain their long lives... [Read More]
 

Actor Jason Patric declared legal parent and not sperm donor after long legal battle

10 November 2014 - by Ari Haque
Actor Jason Patric has been declared legal parent after a two-year long legal challenge to a ruling that declared him simply a sperm donor for his son... [Read More]
 

Gut bacteria contributing to weight gain may be inherited

10 November 2014 - by Dr Charlotte Warren-Gash
Our genetic make-up influences the type of bacteria that live in our gut, which in turn influences how likely we are to be overweight, a twin study has found... [Read More]
 

Irish Supreme Court denies genetic mother birth certificate right

10 November 2014 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
The Supreme Court of Ireland has ruled that the genetic mother of twins born to a surrogate cannot be included as the children's mother on their birth certificates, saying that it is for the Irish Parliament to legislate in this area..... [Read More]
 

Known-donation contact case: Children's lives 'irredeemably marred' by dispute, says judge

10 November 2014 - by Chee Hoe Low
A six-year legal battle for contact over two girls conceived via known-donor fertilisation has had a 'destructive effect' on the girls' childhood, a High Court judge has warned in his third substantive judgment in the case.... [Read More]
 

Stem cell therapy for Parkinson's restores dopamine in rats

10 November 2014 - by Rhys Baker
Researchers have reversed the effects of Parkinson's disease in rats, using human embryonic stem cells... [Read More]
 

Study suggests novel genetic mechanism behind HIV immunity

10 November 2014 - by Arit Udoh
Scientists claim to have discovered the genetic mechanism by which two patients developed immunity to HIV infection... [Read More]
 

Woman starts relationship with 'anonymous' sperm donor

10 November 2014 - by Jenny Sharpe
An Australian woman has become engaged to the sperm donor who fathered her one-year-old daughter... [Read More]
 

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