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Issue 935 (29 January 2018)

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Comment

What's a bit of genetic interplay between friends?
29 January 2018 - by Professor Marcus Pembrey
The recent demonstration that friends share more of their genetic makeup in common than two people picked at random from their population has been making the headlines... [Read More]
Hopes and dreams for the new law on assisted human reproduction in Ireland
29 January 2018 - by Fiona Duffy
The Minister for Health in Ireland on the 3 October 2017 disclosed a decision by Government to approve the drafting of a bill on assisted human reproduction (AHR) and associated research... [Read More]

News Digest

USA announces $190 million for genome editing research
29 January 2018 - by Hannah Tippett Simpson
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced its intention to grant US$190 million for genome editing research... [Read More]
First primates clones using 'Dolly method' created in China
29 January 2018 - by Dr Rachel Huddart
Chinese scientists have announced the successful cloning of monkeys using the same method which produced Dolly the Sheep over 20 years ago... [Read More]
US lesbian couple's parental rights upheld after sperm donor asserts paternity
29 January 2018 - by Sam Sherratt
A New York appeal court has ruled that a man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple has no legal right to demand a paternity test for the resulting child... [Read More]
China has treated 86 people with CRISPR genome editing
29 January 2018 - by Meghna Kataria
China has administered CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing to at least 86 cancer patients, a new report has revealed.  [Read More]
Parental genes influence their children through 'genetic nurture'
29 January 2018 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Parental genes can influence their children, even if the genes are not passed down at all, according to a new study... [Read More]
Human trophoblast stem cells cultured for first time
29 January 2018 - by Emma Laycock
Scientists in Japan have cultured human trophoblast stem cells, which form the placenta, for the first time... [Read More]
Bi-national gay couples' children denied US citizenship
29 January 2018 - by Ewa Zotow
Two same-sex married couples have filed lawsuits against the US State Separtment after being refused US citizenship for one of their children... [Read More]

Reviews

Book Review: Selective Reproduction in the 21st Century
29 January 2018 - by Jamie Rickman
In 2012, social scientists representing 20 different countries and all five continents gathered to discuss the 'routinisation' and globalisation of selective reproductive technologies in Copenhagen, Denmark... [Read More]
Radio Review: Surrogacy in The Archers
29 January 2018 - by Olivia Montuschi
For some unknown reason rooted in the mists of time I am addicted to The Archers, the not-so-everyday story of country folk that has been running on Radio 4 at 7pm every day except Saturday pretty much for ever... [Read More]

 

 

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