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The Fertility Show, Manchester Central, 24-25 March 2018


Issue 909 (17 July 2017)

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A new service for fertility patients
17 July 2017 - by Juliet Tizzard
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has just launched its new website. With a fresh, clear design the site is designed to help patients navigate a stressful and often overwhelming journey by providing friendly, impartial information... [Read More]
Delivering the Genomic Dream across the NHS
17 July 2017 - by Professor Sue Hill
The Chief Medical Officer's Annual Report Generation Genome provides a comprehensive and considered focus on the potential of genomic technologies – coupled with clinical and phenotypic data – to transform the lives of patients... [Read More]

News Digest

Daughters inherit miscarrage risk from smoking mothers
17 July 2017 - by Isobel Steer
Mothers who smoke during pregnancy have daughters who are more likely to experience miscarriages... [Read More]
Key CRISPR players agree to patent pool
17 July 2017 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
The Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard will take part in an initiative to simplify licensing CRISPR genome editing technology to other organisations and institutions... [Read More]
Donor children just as healthy as general population
17 July 2017 - by Taqdeer Sidhu
Children conceived from donor sperm have a similar health and wellbeing to the general population, according to a recent study... [Read More]
Study suggests freezing ovarian tissue instead of eggs
17 July 2017 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Freezing ovarian tissue may provide a viable option for women who want to preserve their fertility, according to a recent study... [Read More]
CRISPR used to record a film in bacteria
17 July 2017 - by Lea Goetz
Scientists have used the CRISPR/Cas system to encode a film in the genomes of living bacteria... [Read More]
Gene therapy for leukaemia set for FDA go-ahead
17 July 2017 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
A drug for leukaemia that genetically alters patients' own cells to fight cancer, has cleared a critical hurdle in gaining commercial approval... [Read More]
Children's visual attention is genetically controlled
17 July 2017 - by Annabel Slater
How infants look at the world is strongly controlled by genetics, a new study has found... [Read More]


Event Review: Wellcome Collection Packed Lunch - DNA Repair
17 July 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer
It’s not often a PhD student finds themselves with a whole hour to break for lunch. So when asked to review one of the Wellcome Trust’s 'Packed Lunch' talks, I jumped at the chance to make better use of some rare free time. The monthly event, situated at the Euston-based Wellcome Collection, promises to feed your curiosity... [Read More]



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