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Issue 830 (30 November 2015)

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Comment

Genome editing and CRISPR: what Washington needs to know
30 November 2015 - by Dr Silvia Camporesi and Dr Lara Marks
It is important to engage the public in the debate about genome editing as early as possible, and in a way that is as open as possible, to make sure that all possible voices are included... [Read More]
We must support parents in being open with their donor-conceived children
30 November 2015 - by Nina Barnsley, Jennie Hunt and Julia Feast OBE
The resounding message that came from the recent PET/NGDT event was that more needs to be done to support parents of donor-conceived children in telling them about their origins... [Read More]
Podcast: 10 Years Since the End of Donor Anonymity - Have We Got It Right?
30 November 2015 - by Pod Academy
If you missed '10 Years Since the End of Donor Anonymity: Have We Got It Right?', a debate organised by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) in partnership with the National Gamete Donation Trust, then you are in luck. This podcast, produced by Pod Academy, captures some of the highlights from the debate.... [Read More]

News Digest

'Gene drive' could halt malaria transmission
30 November 2015 - by Ayala Ochert
Using 'gene drive' technology, scientists have created mosquitoes with malaria-resistant genes that could spread rapidly into wild mosquito populations, potentially wiping out the disease in some areas... [Read More]
Obamacare may have boosted fertility-sparing cervical cancer treatment
30 November 2015 - by Dr Mary Yarwood
More young women in the USA with cervical cancer are having fertility-sparing treatment due to earlier diagnosis... [Read More]
US TV star must remain legal parent to child born via surrogacy
30 November 2015 - by Cait McDonagh
An appeals court in Pennsylvania, USA, has ruled that a woman is to remain the legal parent of a child born through surrogacy, despite separating from her husband before the child was born... [Read More]
Genes essential to human life – and cancer – identified
30 November 2015 - by Dr Jane Currie
Scientists have used genome-editing technology to identify a core set of 1580 genes that are essential to human life... [Read More]
Progesterone does not help women with recurrent miscarriages
30 November 2015 - by Rikita Patel
Progesterone supplementation in the first trimester of pregnancy does not improve outcomes for women with unexplained recurrent miscarriages, according to a large clinical trial... [Read More]
Woman sues clinic for failing to detect genetic carrier status
30 November 2015 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
A woman is suing a fertility clinic in Australia for failing to detect that she was a carrier of a genetic mutation during pre-pregnancy testing, after her sons were later born with an inherited condition.... [Read More]

Reviews

TV Review: Unreported World – Mexico's Baby Business
30 November 2015 - by Jessica Richardson
A Channel 4 documentary about the surrogacy business in Mexico exposes some alarming practices... [Read More]

 

 

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