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Human Clinical Embryology and Assisted Conception MSc

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Australia ART guidelines oppose baby sex selection

24 April 2017 - by Dr Jane Currie
Australia has maintained a ban on sex selection for non-medical reasons, in revised guidelines on assisted reproductive technologies (ART) published this month... [Read More]
 

Europe's first gene therapy withdrawn

24 April 2017 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
A million-dollar gene therapy treatment for a rare blood disease will be withdrawn from the European market due to lack of demand... [Read More]
 

High Court rejects fertility clinic challenge to HFEA website

24 April 2017 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
A claim for judicial review that sought to challenge changes to the way the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) presents data about UK fertility clinics on its website has failed... [Read More]
 

Highly sensitive CRISPR diagnostic tool created

24 April 2017 - by Jennifer Willows and Annabel Slater
A new highly sensitive diagnostic system for diseases has been adapted from CRISPR... [Read More]
 

New approach to tackle breast cancer

24 April 2017 - by Dr James Heather
Researchers have discovered a new approach to slow the rate of breast cancer tumour growth in mice... [Read More]
 

Rapid blood test could detect lung cancer

24 April 2017 - by Meghna Kataria
A blood test could swiftly detect gene mutations found in lung cancer, allowing faster commencement of treatment... [Read More]
 

Autism stem cell trial reports improvement in symptoms

10 April 2017 - by Dr Lucy Freem
Children with autism spectrum disorder who receivedĀ infusions of their own stem cells from banked umbilical cord blood as part of a clinical trial haveĀ no apparent lasting adverse effects after one year... [Read More]
 

FDA approves home genetic tests for 10 diseases

10 April 2017 - by Jamie Rickman
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first genetic test to estimate an individual's risk of disease that can be sold directly to consumers... [Read More]
 

Gene for sound sleep identified

10 April 2017 - by Annabel Slater
A gene has been linked to quality of sleep... [Read More]
 

Gene linked to depression, and largest genetic study launched

10 April 2017 - by Sarah Gregory
Researchers have identified a gene variant that increases the risk of depression, while elsewhere the largest genetic study testing for risk factors gets underway... [Read More]
 

'Night owl' gene identified

10 April 2017 - by Caroline Casey
Researchers in the US have identified a gene mutation that causes a person's internal body clock to run slowly, leading to delayed sleep and difficulty in waking early... [Read More]
 

Older eggs less fertile due to poor cell division

10 April 2017 - by Emma Laycock
Researchers in Canada have found that age-related infertility may be due to older eggs dividing poorly, leading to errors in chromosome number... [Read More]
 

Surrogate to keep custody of baby following appeal

10 April 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
A decision granting custody of a baby to a surrogate has been upheld by the Court of Appeal... [Read More]
 

79 rare obesity-causing genes catalogued

03 April 2017 - by Dr Marianne Kennedy
Seventy-nine rare genetic syndromes in which obesity is a major feature have been catalogued by Canadian researchers... [Read More]
 

Female reproductive cycle recreated on chip

03 April 2017 - by Caroline Casey
Researchers in the US have replicated the female reproductive tract using a 3D model that mimics the natural menstrual cycle... [Read More]
 

Method behind first successful mitochondrial replacement therapy revealed

03 April 2017 - by Helen Robertson
Details of the world's first successful use of mitochondrial replacement therapy in IVF have been published... [Read More]
 

New genes linked to brain and ovarian cancer

03 April 2017 - by Annabel Slater
New genes indicating risk of ovarian and brain cancer have been identified using genome-wide association studies... [Read More]
 

Stem cells could be used to create 'endless supply of blood'

03 April 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
A new method of producing red blood cells outside the body on a large scale has been developed by researchers at the University of Bristol... [Read More]
 

Stem cells used to treat erectile dysfunction

03 April 2017 - by Emma Laycock
Men with erectile dysfunction following prostate surgery were able to have intercourse again after receiving an experimental stem cell therapy using cells taken from their own abdomen, a Danish study has shown... [Read More]
 

University of California win CRISPR patent battle in Europe

03 April 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
The European Patent Office has declared that it intends to grant a broad patent for the use of CRISPR technologies to the University of California, the University of Vienna and Dr Emmanuelle Charpentier of the Max-Planck Institute in Berlin... [Read More]
 

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