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Issue 910 (24 July 2017)

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Comment

What The Handmaid's Tale has taught me about surrogacy
24 July 2017 - by Natalie Gamble
As a supporter of surrogacy, I expected the television adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale to be uncomfortable viewing. Margaret Atwood's chilling dystopian novel is well known for being the ultimate warning against surrogacy... [Read More]
The fertility sector has a problem when it comes to IVF add-ons
24 July 2017 - by BioNews
The fourth in a series of videos filmed at the Progress Educational Trust's recent public debate 'Fertility Treatment Add-Ons: Do They Add Up?'... [Read More]

News Digest

Alzheimer's disease linked to two new genes, and immune response
24 July 2017 - by Caroline Casey
Two new genes which alter the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease have been identified... [Read More]
Pig breeding study may help human IVF success
24 July 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart
US scientists have dramatically improved the in vitro maturation of pig egg cells, offering the possibility that similar successes could be achieved in humans... [Read More]
Father sues clinic for letting ex get pregnant secretly with frozen embryo
24 July 2017 - by Georgia Everett
A father is suing a London fertility clinic for £1 million after his ex-partner secretly conceived his baby via IVF following their split... [Read More]
75 percent of human genome is junk DNA
24 July 2017 - by Ipsita Herlekar
Almost 75 percent of the human genome is 'junk DNA', suggests a new study... [Read More]
New gene silencing method discovered
24 July 2017 - by Helen Robertson
US scientists have identified a new mechanism by which genes are silenced, or 'imprinted' during early embryonic development... [Read More]
South Asian social systems give insight into genetics
24 July 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer
Genome-wide analysis in South Asian populations may provide insight into rare genetic diseases, suggests research... [Read More]
Fertility provider declares £15 million IVF cash boost in UK
24 July 2017 - by Annabel Slater
Spanish fertility treatment provider IVI announced they have invested £15 million into the UK this year... [Read More]

Reviews

Book Review: The Gene Machine - How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids
24 July 2017 - by Cathal Farrell
'The Gene Machine' is award-winning author Bonnie Rochman's book on pre-and post-natal genetic testing. In it she navigates through classical bioethical issues... [Read More]

 

 

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