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Issue 857 (27 June 2016)

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Can women put motherhood on ice?
27 June 2016 - by Dr Lucy Freem
The Progress Educational Trust held its first-ever debate in Scotland – on the subject of egg freezing – which proved a lively topic of debate... [Read More]

News Digest

Genes may be active after death
27 June 2016 - by Rachel Siden
Hundreds of genes become active after death and can stay active for up to four days, according to a study... [Read More]
Osteoporosis drug touted as potential 'BRCA-blocker'
27 June 2016 - by Helen Robertson
A drug currently used to treat osteoporosis in old age may help prevent breast cancer in women with a genetic predisposition for the disease... [Read More]
Zika's achilles heel spotted with help from CRISPR
27 June 2016 - by Dr Lanay Griessner
Researchers have pinpointed a gene that, if blocked, may stop Zika and other related viruses in their tracks... [Read More]
Widow takes fight over frozen embryos to High Court
27 June 2016 - by Ryan Ross
The widow of a Falklands veteran is going to the High Court in an attempt to stop the couple's frozen embryos from being destroyed... [Read More]
CRISPR cancer therapy trial gets go-ahead in US
27 June 2016 - by Rachel Reeves
The first in-human use of the genome-editing technology CRISPR has been approved by a US federal safety board... [Read More]
Womb transplant mother pregnant again
27 June 2016 - by Amina Yonis
A Swedish woman who gave birth in 2014 following a womb transplant is pregnant with a second child... [Read More]


Theatre Review: The Quiet House
27 June 2016 - by Daniel Malynn
Gareth Farr's play is almost too realistic, too honest, and features raw and completely unguarded performances... [Read More]
Radio Review: Contact
27 June 2016 - by Andrew Powell
Contact gives us a view of the judiciary from a lesbian, lay client - precisely how is a 'white, straight male in his 60s' going to make a decision about a little girl, her same-sex female parents and her heterosexual father?... [Read More]



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