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Angelina Jolie has ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to reduce BRCA risk

30 March 2015 - by Sophie McLachlan
In an article in the New York Times, Angelina Jolie has revealed her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed, in her on-going battle to reduce her risk of cancer... [Read More]
 

Genomics England forms industry collaboration

30 March 2015 - by Kirsty Oswald
Genomics England has announced a new consortium that will see it share data from the 100,000 Genomes Project with major industry players... [Read More]
 

Iceland genome study predicts DNA of entire nation

30 March 2015 - by Meghna Kataria
Scientists in Iceland have produced a comprehensive portrait of the nation's genetic makeup... [Read More]
 

IVF autism link vanishes when only one child born

30 March 2015 - by Dr Charlotte Warren-Gash
Children conceived with assisted reproductive technology may be twice as likely to develop autism... [Read More]
 

Offer three IVF cycles now, Scottish Government told

30 March 2015 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
A charity has called for all NHS Boards in Scotland to move towards offering eligible patients three full cycles of IVF... [Read More]
 

Single gene cripples flu defence

30 March 2015 - by James Heather
A report has found that rare mutations in a single gene made one girl genetically susceptible to severe influenza infection... [Read More]
 

Aspirin's anti-cancer actions depend on individual genetic make-up

23 March 2015 - by Rhys Baker
Whether or not aspirin reduces a person's risk of bowel cancer could all be down to their genetic make-up, according to a US study... [Read More]
 

Embryo gene-editing is unsafe and unethical, say gene-editing scientists

23 March 2015 - by Meghna Kataria
Scientists have called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the gene-editing technique CRISPR/Cas9 in human embryos and germ cells... [Read More]
 

IVF culture media may influence sex of embryo

23 March 2015 - by Sophie McLachlan
The nutrient-filled liquid used to grow embryos during IVF might affect the resulting male to female birth ratio, a study suggests... [Read More]
 

Man wins £40,000 in damages after wife tricks him into believing IVF baby is his

23 March 2015 - by Chee Hoe Low
A lecturer from London has been awarded nearly £40,000 in damages after his businesswoman ex-wife deceived him for over six years into believing that he was the biological father of her IVF-born son... [Read More]
 

Ribosome nobel laureate elected to Royal Society presidency

23 March 2015 - by Hannah Somers
Professor Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan has been confirmed to succeed Sir Paul Nurse as the President Elect of the Royal Society as of December this year... [Read More]
 

There's a little microbial DNA in all of us, says study

23 March 2015 - by Barbara Czub
The human genome contains genes from plants, fungi and various microorganisms that cohabited with our ancestors, research shows... [Read More]
 

US scientists clash with Indian health officials over swine flu mutations

23 March 2015 - by Fiona Ibanichuka
A dispute has arisen between US scientists and Indian health officials over the virulence of the H1N1 swine flu virus... [Read More]
 

100,000 Genomes Project leads to first diagnoses

16 March 2015 - by Hannah Somers
Three British men have been diagnosed with rare diseases after having their complete genomes sequenced as part of the UK-based 100,000 Genomes Project... [Read More]
 

15 new breast cancer 'hotspots' found

16 March 2015 - by Meghna Kataria
A new study has uncovered fifteen novel 'hotspots' in the human genome that increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer - bringing the total count of known genetic risk factors to 94... [Read More]
 

23andMe to open pharmaceuticals arm

16 March 2015 - by Arit Udoh
US-based genetic testing company, 23andMe, has announced plans to use its customers' data for research and drug development... [Read More]
 

East London genome project to focus on south Asian population

16 March 2015 - by Kirsty Oswald
Scientists plan to study the genetics of 100,000 people living in East London to try and uncover why south Asian people are more vulnerable to certain health problems... [Read More]
 

Gene study probes autism-high intelligence link

16 March 2015 - by Sophie McLachlan
Genes associated with autism have been linked to slightly higher cognitive ability when present in the DNA of non-autistic people... [Read More]
 

IVF test could predict best time for implantation

16 March 2015 - by Dr Katie Howe
A team of Spanish researchers has developed a test that could improve IVF success rates by identifying the optimal timing for embryo transfer.... [Read More]
 

Poland poised to legislate for IVF

16 March 2015 - by Jessica Ware
Poland's government has drafted legislation to regulate IVF in the country. If it becomes law, Poland will become one of the last countries in the European Union to legislate for assisted conception... [Read More]
 

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