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Issue 891 (06 March 2017)

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Comment

Ethics report on non-invasive prenatal testing raises questions of its own
06 March 2017 - by Nick Meade
The Nuffield Council of Bioethics' new report on non-invasive prenatal testing is unnecessarily negative and encroaches on women's reproductive choices... [Read More]

News Digest

Use of prenatal tests 'must be limited', say bioethicists
06 March 2017 - by Emma Laycock
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has called for a ban on using early prenatal testing to find out the sex or sequence the whole genome of the fetus... [Read More]
Donor anonymity comes to an end in Victoria, Australia
06 March 2017 - by Rikita Patel
People conceived using donor eggs or sperm now have a legal right to identifiable information about their biological parents in Victoria, Australia... [Read More]
Artificial mouse embryo created out of stem cells
06 March 2017 - by Anna Leida
Stem cells from an adult mouse have been used to grow a structure resembling a mouse embryo in vitro for the first time... [Read More]
Sickle cell reversed with gene therapy in teenager
06 March 2017 - by Ayala Ochert
A teenage boy in France appears to have been cured of sickle cell disease using a gene therapy. He has been free of all signs of the disease for 15 months... [Read More]
Remission in one-third of terminal lymphoma patients after gene therapy
06 March 2017 - by Annabel Slater
A trial gene therapy has reversed terminal blood cancer in a third of patients... [Read More]
Autism linked to cognitive genes
06 March 2017 - by Jamie Rickman
Researchers have discovered that genetic variants associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) also correlate with higher intelligence... [Read More]

Reviews

Podcast Review: Naked Genetics – Testing, testing
06 March 2017 - by Matthew Thomas
Dr Kat Arney leads a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion of genetic testing – from testing for cancer genes to whether your child's DNA can predict their future sporting ability... [Read More]

 

 

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