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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]

Drug helps young breast cancer patients avoid early menopause

09 March 2015 - by Meghna Kataria
A drug can reduce the risk of infertility and early menopause in women undergoing chemotherapy for certain early stage breast cancers... [Read More]

It's Dad's fault: mice 'use' genetic mutations inherited from fathers more

09 March 2015 - by James Brooks
The idea that all of us - men and women - are chips off the paternal block has been given some scientific credence by a study in mice... [Read More]

Lung cancer stem cell therapy gets UK trial

09 March 2015 - by Isobel Steer
A combined stem cell and gene therapy for lung cancer will get its first clinical trial in the UK, the Medical Research Council has announced... [Read More]

Man who used his own mother as surrogate adopts child

09 March 2015 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
A single father has adopted his biological child born to his mother in a surrogacy arrangement using donor eggs... [Read More]

Prenatal blood test detects cancer in mothers-to-be

09 March 2015 - by Kirsty Oswald
US company Sequenom has revealed that its prenatal blood test - MaterniT21 PLUS - has detected potential cancer in at least 40 expectant mothers since its launch three years ago... [Read More]

UK twin study shows autism 'largely genetic'

09 March 2015 - by Sophie McLachlan
A UK twin study estimates that between 56 and 95 percent of autism spectrum disorder cases are attributable to genetics... [Read More]

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