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Issue 856 (20 June 2016)

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Comment

Fertility treatment provision in England violates NHS first principles
20 June 2016 - by Stephen Harbottle
Since its launch in 1948, the NHS has become the world's largest publicly funded health service and a beacon of what is possible to the rest of the world. Unless, it seems, you are finding it hard to conceive... [Read More]
Pig-human organs: policing the moral boundaries
20 June 2016 - by Dr Anna Smajdor
The recent of creation of pig embryos with human DNA blurs the boundaries between animals and ourselves, giving us a chance to consider whether our moral categories are correct... [Read More]

News Digest

Genomics indicates likelihood of side effects in diabetes drug hunt
20 June 2016 - by Rikita Patel
Genomics could help predict drug side effects in patients with type 2 diabetes early in the drug development process, according to a study... [Read More]
Genes guide A-level choices 'more than environment'
20 June 2016 - by Dr Ashley Cartwright
Genetic factors influence not just achievement in further education, but also what subjects students take, a study suggests... [Read More]
China calls on men to donate sperm
20 June 2016 - by Sarah Gregory
The Chinese government is using social media to recruit sperm donors, according to a report in the New York Times... [Read More]
Parents to fight access to dead son's sperm
20 June 2016 - by Chee Hoe Low
The parents of a dead Australian man whose sperm has been cryopreserved have said that they will block any attempts by his fiancée to use his sperm in an IVF attempt... [Read More]
US regulator weighs up CRISPR cancer therapy trial
20 June 2016 - by Rachel Reeves
A US federal safety board is set to review an application for the first in-human use of CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing technology to treat cancer... [Read More]
Study finds most fertility tracker apps are inaccurate
20 June 2016 - by Amina Yonis
Most fertility-tracking websites and phone apps provide women with inaccurate information on the best time to conceive, a study has found... [Read More]

Reviews

Radio Review: Born in Bradford
20 June 2016 - by Professor Sandy Raeburn
The Born in Bradford study, which began in 2007, has recorded data prospectively from 12,000 mothers, 4000 fathers and their 14,000 children born in Bradford General Hospital... [Read More]
Book Review: Discounted Life - The Price of Global Surrogacy in India
20 June 2016 - by Ëlo Luik
Discounted Life is a captivating look into the lives of the women who constituted the production line of India's surrogacy industry at a time when it was still legal and booming... [Read More]

 

 

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