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Controversial Italian fertility specialist denies stealing woman's eggs

23 May 2016 - by Rikita Patel
A controversial Italian fertility doctor has been arrested after being accused of taking a woman's eggs without her consent... [Read More]
 

Fertility specialists warn against unnecessary, expensive treatments

23 May 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck
A number of fertility specialists have raised concerns over private clinics offering expensive 'add-on' treatments to patients, sometimes without sufficient evidence of their effectiveness... [Read More]
 

Myriad: Patients seek right to access personal genetic information

23 May 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
Myriad Genetics has been hit by a complaint filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of four patients who are seeking a right of access to all their genetic information held by the company... [Read More]
 

Rare mutation may protect against heart disease

23 May 2016 - by Rachel Reeves
A rare genetic mutation reduces the risk of having a heart attack by one-third, a study has found... [Read More]
 

Scientists hold 'secret' meeting on creating synthetic human genome

23 May 2016 - by Arit Udoh
A group of scientists has been criticised for holding a high-level, behind-closed-doors meeting to discuss a project to synthesise a complete human genome within ten years... [Read More]
 

Scientists pick out nose genes

23 May 2016 - by Amina Yonis
Researchers have discovered four genes that play a part in determining the shape of people's noses... [Read More]
 

Single father wins surrogacy human rights ruling

23 May 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
A senior High Court judge has ruled that UK law discriminates against single parents with children born through surrogacy who are seeking parental orders, and that current UK law in this area runs against their human rights... [Read More]
 

Stem cell study suggests mitochondrial donation might not be 100 percent effective

23 May 2016 - by Dr Rosie Morley
A study has identified a potential problem with mitochondrial donation, an IVF technique that aims to prevent the transmission of faulty mitochondria from mother to child... [Read More]
 

74 genes linked to education level, but effect is minimal

16 May 2016 - by Sophie Perry and James Brooks
One of the largest-ever genetics studies in the social sciences has found 74 genetic variants that are associated with the amount of time an individual spends in education... [Read More]
 

CRISPR boosts cheap Zika test

16 May 2016 - by Sarah Gregory
Researchers have developed a quick and cheap 'paper-based' test that uses CRISPR to detect the Zika virus... [Read More]
 

Gay couple win custody in Thai surrogacy dispute

16 May 2016 - by Ryan Ross
A same-sex couple have won a custody battle in Thailand against their surrogate after she allegedly refused to allow them to leave the country with their baby because they were not 'an ordinary couple'... [Read More]
 

Nucleus, but no mitochondria – scientists probe weird organism

16 May 2016 - by Paul Waldron
A single-celled organism lacking mitochondria – cellular structures thought to be essential for all complex lifeforms – has been identified by scientists... [Read More]
 

Protein may help embryos stick to uterus

16 May 2016 - by Dr Jane Currie
Researchers have identified a protein that may help developing embryos stick to the uterus... [Read More]
 

Stem cell scientists issue new guidelines to cover embryo editing

16 May 2016 - by Anneesa Amjad
An international body representing stem cell scientists has included human genome editing in its updated guidance on the manipulation of stem cells and their use in therapy... [Read More]
 

Woman in her 70s gives birth in India

16 May 2016 - by Dr Mary Yarwood
A woman believed to be 72 years old has given birth to a baby boy in India, following IVF treatment... [Read More]
 

Australian parliamentary committee calls for national surrogacy regulation

09 May 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
A federal parliamentary committee in Australia has recommended that commercial surrogacy should remain illegal in the country, but that altruistic surrogacy should be regulated at a national level... [Read More]
 

DNA of Ice Age Europeans revealed

09 May 2016 - by Dr Özge Özkaya
A study of ancient DNA obtained from prehistoric human remains has revealed details about modern humans before farming began, going back to their arrival in Europe around 45,000 years ago... [Read More]
 

Five new risk genes unearthed in breast cancer DNA trawl

09 May 2016 - by Hannah Somers
What researchers claim as the largest-ever whole-genome sequencing study in breast cancer has revealed five previously unidentified genes which drive the development of the disease... [Read More]
 

Human embryos grown in lab for 13 days – longest time ever

09 May 2016 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Scientists from the UK and US have grown human embryos in the lab for 13 days after fertilisation – the longest ever recorded. This is beyond the stage when embryos would normally implant in the womb, but just before the 14-day legal limit in the UK... [Read More]
 

IVF: the next generation – first UK baby born after DNA screening technique

09 May 2016 - by James Brooks
The UK's first baby resulting from an embryo that was screened using next-generation DNA sequencing has been born in Oxford... [Read More]
 

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