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Issue 919 (25 September 2017)

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Comment

Top of the Lake may sink as a procedural, but look beneath the surface
25 September 2017 - by Dr Iain Brassington
The implausibilities of this series ought not to detain us too long. For there are deep and troubling questions that the series raises. What is it to be a 'real' mother?... [Read More]

News Digest

Male obesity linked to poorer sperm
25 September 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Men with obesity are more likely to have a poorer quality and quantity of sperm than men of a healthier weight, suggests a new study... [Read More]
Gene therapy reverses multiple sclerosis in mice
25 September 2017 - by Sarah Gregory
A novel gene therapy can reverse the symptoms and progression of disease in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis... [Read More]
Older parents pass down more genetic mutations
25 September 2017 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Parents pass on more new genetic mutations to their children with age, and fathers pass on more than mothers, according to a study... [Read More]
First genome editing of human embryos by UK scientists
25 September 2017 - by Paul Waldron
UK scientists have successfully edited the genome of human embryos to study the role of a gene key to the earliest stages of development... [Read More]
Call for Australia to allow mitochondrial donation techniques
25 September 2017 - by Jenny Sharpe
A campaign has been launched in Australia to overturn laws preventing couples from accessing mitochondrial donation... [Read More]
One IVF pregnancy raises chance of second time success
25 September 2017 - by Chandni Patel
Women who miscarry during their first IVF cycle still have a higher chance of a live birth with subsequent treatment, compared with women who do not get pregnant after their first round... [Read More]

Reviews

Podcast Review: The Life Scientific - Jennifer Doudna
25 September 2017 - by Rikita Patel
The new era of gene technology presents an exciting approach to treat deleterious, inherited genetic conditions. Presenter Jim Al-Khalili talks to Professor Jennifer Doudna, from her early life to her research into molecular biology, to the development of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system... [Read More]

 

 

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