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Issue 907 (03 July 2017)

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Comment

What counts as evidence when it comes to fertility treatment?
03 July 2017 - by BioNews
The third 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]
Safety matters – can we be sure that CRISPR-Cas9 is not producing unwanted genetic alterations?
03 July 2017 - by Dr Dusko Ilic
Recent debate over the safety of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing following a study that suggested it can cause hundreds of unexpected mutations left me puzzled... [Read More]

News Digest

Older fathers may have less success with IVF
03 July 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
The success of IVF in women under the age of 40 may be affected by the age of their male partners, suggests a US study... [Read More]
Night shifts may hinder DNA repair
03 July 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
DNA repair may be reduced in people working at night time, compared with those having a night's sleep, according to new research from the US... [Read More]
High-dose paracetamol changes brains of male fetuses in mice
03 July 2017 - by Emma Laycock
The daily use of paracetamol in pregnant mice affects the brain development and behaviour of male offspring, according to researchers in Denmark... [Read More]
Noisy bedrooms may affect male fertility
03 July 2017 - by Lea Goetz
New research suggests living near a road which is noisy at night-time may contribute to male infertility... [Read More]
China sides with Berkeley on CRISPR patent
03 July 2017 - by Rachel Siden
China's State Intellectual Property Office has granted the University of California a patent on CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology in the country. [Read More]
Genome study suggests a fifth of adults carry disease mutations
03 July 2017 - by Cara Foley
Approximately 22 percent of healthy adults carry mutations that are associated with disease, found the first ever randomised clinical trial using whole-genome sequencing... [Read More]

Reviews

Event Review: Jennifer Doudna talks to Adam Rutherford
03 July 2017 - by Annabel Slater
'This technology really gets the imagination going. It's almost anything that you could imagine wanting to control at the level of genetics, is now in principle within reach.' And the power to control evolution raises important questions of responsibility. This is the message of Professor Jennifer Doudna... [Read More]

 

 

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