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Issue 923 (23 October 2017)

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FILM: What Does Consent Mean for Generation Genome?
23 October 2017 - by BioNews
This film documents the Progress Educational Trust/Genomics England event 'What Does Consent Mean for Generation Genome?', which formed part of the Genomics Conversation... [Read More]
Reform of assisted reproduction in Ireland is long overdue
23 October 2017 - by Dr Michelle Rodgers
Equity and access are among the most urgent issues for medically assisted reproduction. According to Ireland's Health Research Board, across Europe six countries offer full public funding, and 19 countries offer partial public funding... [Read More]

News Digest

Sleep duration linked to sperm structure
23 October 2017 - by Taqdeer Sidhu
Sleep duration is associated with sperm integrity, according to a recent study in China... [Read More]
No legal father for IVF baby, rules Georgia Supreme Court
16 October 2017 - by Dr Rachel Brown
A ruling by the Supreme Court in Georgia has stated a child born following IVF has no legal father, potentially setting a precedent for other similar cases in the future... [Read More]
Australian surrogate banned from child's life after bitter legal feud
23 October 2017 - by Dr Mary Yarwood
A surrogate from Queensland, Australia has had her parental rights removed after a judge decided it was in the baby's best interests... [Read More]
FDA approves second gene therapy for cancer
19 October 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
The US Food and Drug Administration have approved the world’s second gene therapy to target blood cancer... [Read More]
Number of mutations needed to cause cancer calculated
19 October 2017 - by Charlott Repschlager
Between one and 10 mutations are required for a healthy cell to turn cancerous... [Read More]
Lifespan linked by study to mutations and lifestyle
23 October 2017 - by Annabel Slater
Weight loss, education, giving up smoking, and being open to new experiences have all been linked to longer life... [Read More]




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