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FDA okays test for many cancer-causing genes
04 December 2017 - by Theofanis Michailidis
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a test which can detect cancer-causing mutations in 324 genes... [Read More]
Gene that protects against Alzheimer's disease found
04 December 2017 - by Ewa Zotow
Researchers have discovered a gene which may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease... [Read More]
Snuggled babies show lasting changes to their DNA
04 December 2017 - by Sam Sherratt
Close, physical contact – or the lack of it - at an early age may lead to lasting changes to the genes, suggest researchers... [Read More]




Autism, genetics and epigenetics: why the lived experience matters in research
04 December 2017 - by Dr Kristien Hens and Dr Leni Van Goidsenhoven
Popular scientific publications regularly have articles with headlines suggesting that 'autism is hereditary' or that the 'risk for developing autism' is mostly caused by genetics... [Read More]
Shared motherhood IVF for lesbian couples is gaining acceptance in the UK
27 November 2017 - by Daniel Bodri, Nick Macklon and Kamal Ahuja
In 2008, parliament voted to scrap the controversial 'need for a father' requirement from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act; a consideration for 'supportive parenting' took its place. Alongside legislation giving rights to civil partnership (2004) and to marriage (2014) to same-sex couples, this provided the basis for a sudden surge in fertility treatment options for single and lesbian women... [Read More]
The reflex DNA method is an improvement on current antenatal screening in the UK
27 November 2017 - by Jonathan Bestwick
Antenatal screening for Down's, Edwards' and Patau's syndromes with the reflex DNA method was shown in our recent study to have higher screening performance compared with the combined test alone, and compared with the proposed recall DNA method... [Read More]




Theatre Review: Of Kith and Kin, Bush Theatre
04 December 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
Of Kith and Kin is a play about surrogacy that seems to have very little to say about surrogacy... [Read More]
Event Review: Darwin Lecture: from gene identification to clinical benefit - the example of cystic fibrosis
27 November 2017 - by Lea Goetz
The Darwin lecture held at the UK's Royal Society of Medicine in London, and jointly organised with the Linnean Society, gives an annual look at topics in science and medicine.... [Read More]
TV Review: Inside Out London - Eggs on ice
06 November 2017 - by Eleanor Taylor
As a 33-year-old single woman, who also happens to work in a fertility clinic, babies are unsurprisingly never far from my mind. I spend a lot of time wondering whether I should freeze my eggs. A lot... [Read More]

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