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Issue 864 (15 August 2016)

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Comment

NIPT or not to NIPT – is that really the question?
15 August 2016 - by Jane Fisher and Professor Lyn Chitty
A central tenet of prenatal testing is to promote reproductive autonomy by providing women with information that can assist in pregnancy management. Bringing NIPT into the NHS will improve an established screening programme... [Read More]

News Digest

Gene involved in egg and sperm production linked to Down's syndrome
15 August 2016 - by Dr Katie Howe
Researchers have identified an enzyme that helps ensure egg and sperm cells contain the right number of chromosomes... [Read More]
Controversy over NHS funding of fertility treatment for transgender patients
15 August 2016 - by Dr Mary Yarwood
Transgender men are being permitted to freeze their eggs at NHS-funded fertility clinics, prior to gender re-assignment... [Read More]
Chemotherapy during pregnancy could affect daughters' fertility
15 August 2016 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
A study has shown that the chemotherapy drug etoposide can affect the development of fetal ovarian tissue in mice... [Read More]
Frozen embryos increase pregnancy success for mothers with PCOS
15 August 2016 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome who undergo IVF using frozen embryos are more likely to have successful pregnancies than those using fresh embryos, a study suggests... [Read More]
Lesbian couples sue over fertility treatment rules
15 August 2016 - by Ryan Ross
Three same-sex female couples are suing the US state of New Jersey for what they claim are discriminatory rules regarding the funding of fertility treatment... [Read More]
Parental orders granted ten years after time limit
15 August 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
The High Court has granted parental orders to a couple who applied over ten years after the time period in which to do so had expired... [Read More]

Reviews

Radio Review: 5 Life - The Science and Stories Behind Pregnancy
15 August 2016 - by Dr Jane Currie
This 90-minute radio programme combines the voices of scientists, clinicians and patients to describe the medical, technical and emotional elements involved in infertility and miscarriage... [Read More]
Book Review: The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction
15 August 2016 - by Dr Peter D Sozou
This book makes a startling prediction – within the next 20 to 40 years, most people with access to good healthcare will no longer have sex to conceive their children. Instead, parents will simply provide a few skin cells as the raw material for production of embryos... [Read More]

 

 

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