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Issue 894 (27 March 2017)

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Comment

Going home and forgetting about it: a different perspective on donors and donor conception
27 March 2017 - by Dr Petra Nordqvist and Hazel Burke
Until twelve years ago, most people donating eggs or sperm via a UK clinic would be anonymous. In the eyes of the law, this donation was a generous gift that was handed over without continuing responsibilities or ties for the donor. In fact, continued involvement of the donor was usually discouraged... [Read More]
It all adds up
27 March 2017 - by Sarah Norcross
The Progress Educational Trust (PET) is having to turn people away from its event 'Fertility Treatment Add-Ons: Do They Add Up?' this week – help us make our events available to all... [Read More]

News Digest

DNA ageing reversed in mice
27 March 2017 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars
Scientists have reversed ageing in mice by adding a chemical involved in DNA repair to their drinking water... [Read More]
Drug targeting old cells reverses ageing in mice
27 March 2017 - by Annabel Slater
A drug that reverses aspects of ageing has been successfully demonstrated in mice... [Read More]
Mathematical formula describes how sperm swim
27 March 2017 - by Rachel Reeves
The movement of sperm can be explained by a relatively simple mathematical formula, according to new research... [Read More]
NHS Scotland to offer three cycles of IVF
27 March 2017 - by Rikita Patel
New patients referred for infertility treatment by their doctors will now have access to three cycles of IVF on the NHS in Scotland... [Read More]
Scientists call for new ethical guidelines for 'synthetic embryos'
27 March 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart
Rapid advances in stem cell and embryo research are in danger of outstripping current ethical guidelines and new regulations are urgently needed, warn scientists in a report published this week... [Read More]
Genetic test could predict age of Alzheimer's onset
27 March 2017 - by Julianna Photopoulos
A genetic test based on 31 markers could be used to predict at what age an individual is likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease... [Read More]
Two-thirds of cancers caused by random mutations
27 March 2017 - by Caroline Casey
A new study has found that up to 66 percent of cancer-causing mutations can be attributed to random mistakes made during DNA replication... [Read More]
Singapore woman wins damages from IVF sperm mix-up
27 March 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
A woman in Singapore has been awarded damages after an IVF clinic fertilised her eggs with a stranger's sperm instead of her husband's... [Read More]

Reviews

Podcast Review: CRISPR Updated
27 March 2017 - by Emma Laycock
Radiolab explores the science, the uses and the ethics of CRISPR in this podcast that was two years in the making... [Read More]

 

 

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