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Issue 921 (09 October 2017)

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Comment

Making dreams reality
09 October 2017 - by Sarah Norcross
There was lot of commentary about the UK Prime Minister Theresa May's speech last week. The coughing, the prankster, the Frida Kahlo bracelet, bits of the slogan behind her falling off, and of course the 'British dream'... [Read More]

News Digest

Father loses claim against clinic after ex forged IVF consent
09 October 2017 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
A man has lost his claim for damages against a London IVF clinic for failing to obtain his consent for the use of embryos created with his former partner... [Read More]
Ireland to offer state-funded IVF
09 October 2017 - by Georgia Everett
For the first time couples in Ireland will be eligible for financial aid for fertility treatments, after the Government signed off new proposals last week... [Read More]
Commission demands reform on experimental cell therapies
09 October 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
The reputation of stem cell research is being undermined by unscrupulous clinics offering unproven therapies, says a report published last week... [Read More]
Gene therapy halts fatal child brain disease
09 October 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer
A new gene therapy has halted the progression of a fatal degenerative brain disease in a small study of affected boys... [Read More]
Researchers crack how BRCA1 gene raises cancer risk
09 October 2017 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
A major breakthrough in understanding how mutations in the BRCA1 gene raise cancer risk has been made by researchers in the USA... [Read More]
Human sperm maturation study may hold insights
09 October 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Researchers hope that a study detailing the four stages of human sperm stem cell development may shed light on infertility and certain cancers... [Read More]
'CRISPR-Gold' repairs muscular dystrophy gene in mouse model
09 October 2017 - by Emma Laycock
Scientists have repaired the faulty gene in a mouse model of muscular dystrophy by using gold nanoparticles to deliver the genome editing tool CRISPR-Cas9... [Read More]
Gene therapy restores vision in blind mice
09 October 2017 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
Gene therapy has restored some vision in mice blinded by retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited degenerative eye disease... [Read More]

Reviews

Podcast Review: Naked Genetics - Exposing the Contents of Your Genes
09 October 2017 - by Cara Foley
'Would you donate your genome?' Straight to the point, the introduction immediately grabbed my attention. Genome donation wasn't something I had even considered before listening to this podcast, so I was very curious to learn more... [Read More]

 

 

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