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Issue 825 (26 October 2015)

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Comment

Remembering Lisa Jardine
26 October 2015 - by Peter Thompson
Many will remember Lisa Jardine, who died at the weekend, for her many academic achievements and her broadcasting prowess. But, at the HFEA, we will remember her for the impact she had on the world of fertility; on research, treatment and the lives of patients.... [Read More]
Beating the biological clock - should you freeze your eggs?
26 October 2015 - by Kirsty Oswald
Will egg freezing enable women to take full reproductive control and beat the biological clock? Or is it just another way to tell women they can't have a career and a family? These were some of the questions tackled at PET's recent event 'Beating the Biological Clock: should you freeze your eggs?'... [Read More]

News Digest

Scientists use CRISPR to reveal DNA folding secrets
26 October 2015 - by Paul Waldron
Scientists have used 'genome surgery' to change the way DNA is packed inside human cells... [Read More]
Aspirin increases chances of getting pregnant, say US doctors
26 October 2015 - by Dr Jane Currie
Low-dose aspirin may increase the chances of pregnancy in certain women, according to a US study... [Read More]
Stem cells show potential to restore fertility after chemotherapy
26 October 2015 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
A stem-cell therapy in mice shows promise for reversing infertility in women who have received cancer treatment... [Read More]
23andMe to relaunch consumer genetic tests in the US
22 October 2015 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Genetic testing company 23andMe is relaunching its direct-to-consumer genetic tests in the USA, after receiving approval from the US Food and Drug Administration... [Read More]
Chinese scientists create genetically edited dogs
26 October 2015 - by Isobel Steer
Scientists in China have used the gene-editing technique CRISPR/Cas9 to create dogs with increased muscle mass... [Read More]
IVF linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer
26 October 2015 - by Lone Hørlyck
Women who have used assisted reproductive technologies are over a third more likely to develop ovarian cancer than other women, a large-scale study finds... [Read More]
Mitochondrial DNA test improves IVF success rates
26 October 2015 - by Jessica Richardson
A test which measures mitochondrial DNA levels in the embryo could help increase IVF success rates, scientists claim... [Read More]
ESHG says EU medical devices regulation could pose a risk to patients' interests
26 October 2015 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
The European Society of Human Genetics has said that an amendment to the forthcoming EU's medical devices Regulation could, if adopted, restrict access to genetic testing.... [Read More]

Reviews

Event Review: Synthetic Life - How Far Could It Go? How Far Should It Go?
26 October 2015 - by Dr Indrayani Ghangrekar
'The future of humanity is at stake tonight,' said one of the panel members prior to the Royal Institution's debate on the future of synthetic biology. There's probably some truth to that... [Read More]

 

 

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