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The Fertility Show

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Issue 906 (26 June 2017)

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Comment

Responsible innovation and IVF add-ons - it's time for the fertility sector to step up
26 June 2017 - by Sally Cheshire
The second in a series of videos filmed at the Progress Educational Trust's recent public debate 'Fertility Treatment Add-Ons: Do They Add Up?'... [Read More]
How Germany's new Sperm Donor Registry Act is internationally progressive
26 June 2017 - by Claudia Brügge and Dr Petra Thorn
The German government has passed a law that will regulate the right of donor-conceived people to access their biological origins... [Read More]

News Digest

Bristol hospital IVF unit to close
26 June 2017 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
From November 2017, patients will no longer be able to receive IVF at the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Southmead Hospital... [Read More]
Preeclampsia risk linked to DNA of baby, not mother
26 June 2017 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars
Preeclampsia – a dangerous rise in blood pressure in pregnant women – has been linked to a genetic variant found in the baby, instead of the mother... [Read More]
Huntington's disease in mice partly reversed using CRISPR
26 June 2017 - by Meghna Kataria
Eliminating the faulty protein that causes Huntingdon's disease goes some way to reversing disease progression in mice, a study has found... [Read More]
Lifetime cancer risk predicted for BRCA mutation carriers
26 June 2017 - by Lea Goetz
A study of almost 10,000 women carrying BRCA mutations has revealed the best estimate yet of their risk in developing breast and ovarian cancer... [Read More]
Liquid biopsy may help target prostate cancer treatment
26 June 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer
A new three-in-one blood test could progress personalised treatment for patients with prostate cancer... [Read More]
Large study finds first genes linked to Tourette's syndrome
26 June 2017 - by Cara Foley
The first genes linked Tourette's syndrome have been identified in the biggest study of the disorder to date... [Read More]
Leading figures in genetics and fertility recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours
26 June 2017 - by Sandy Starr
Foremost among them is Professor Sir John Sulston, who played a central role in the Human Genome Project and founded the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute... [Read More]

Reviews

Event Review: Fathers, Donors and Men - Mother-Child Communication in Solo Mother Families
26 June 2017 - by Dr Kylie Baldwin
New technologies, procedures, and developments in reproductive science such as egg freezing, mitochondrial donation and genome editing have occupied many column inches, as well as much public and academic discussion in recent years. However, the topic of gamete donation remains an area of interest and continued site of controversy... [Read More]

 

 

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