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The Fertility Show

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Issue 922 (16 October 2017)

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Comment

Human embryos donated for research: a gift that goes on giving
16 October 2017 - by Dr Kay Elder
Successful IVF treatment crucially depends on the culture systems used, which must provide an optimal environment for healthy embryo development. Yet most embryos arrest in culture; human embryo culture has long been based upon research into animal systems... [Read More]

News Digest

'Fertility' prediction tests for women do not work
16 October 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Tests which assess how many eggs a woman has in her ovaries do not accurately predict fertility, finds a new study... [Read More]
Most versatile stem cells yet created
16 October 2017 - by Helen Robertson
Scientists have created the most versatile stem cells to date, which could boost research into the reasons behind failed early pregnancies... [Read More]
FDA advisors back gene therapy for rare inherited blindness
16 October 2017 - by Rikita Patel
The US Food Drug and Administration advisory committee has backed the use of gene therapy to treat a hereditary disease for the first time... [Read More]
Act now to investigate male infertility, urges expert
16 October 2017 - by Annabel Slater
An expert in male fertility has called for urgent research into the stark decline reported in Western sperm counts... [Read More]
Over 50 new hearing genes found
16 October 2017 - by Dr Greg Ball
Researchers have discovered 52 new genes essential for hearing in mice... [Read More]
Northern Ireland U-turn on proposed fertility funding cuts
16 October 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
IVF services in Northern Ireland have had a reprieve, but cuts will go ahead in parts of Hertfordshire... [Read More]
Gene test could improve prediction of breast cancer risk
16 October 2017 - by Hannah Somers
A new genetic test to accurately predict an individual's risk of developing breast cancer will soon be rolled out at two hospital clinics in Manchester... [Read More]
Skin colour genes study gives evolutionary insights
16 October 2017 - by Hannah Tippett Simpson
Some dark skin tones have evolved relatively recently from paler genetic variants... [Read More]

Reviews

Book Review: Bioinformation
16 October 2017 - by Ryan Ross
Since 2011, Polity Books has published a number of books in its 'Resources Series', which have focused on subjects like diamonds, oil and timber. Yet its forthcoming volume marks something of a shift, for its focus is bioinformation... [Read More]

 

 

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