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Duchenne gene therapy trial halted after serious reaction
18 November 2019 - by Charlotte Spicer
A gene therapy trial for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) has been halted after a patient experienced serious side effects... [Read More]
E-CRISPR could be used to rapidly detect viruses
18 November 2019 - by Laura Riggall
Researchers claim that the genome-editing tool CRISPR could be used to detect dangerous viruses in a drop of blood within an hour... [Read More]
Epigenetic test offers speedy diagnosis for male infertility
18 November 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
Scientists have discovered genetic biomarkers that could be used to distinguish between infertile and fertile men... [Read More]
Carrier screening: The state of play in the UK Jewish population
18 November 2019 - by Dr Avi Lerner and Dr Véronique Berman
The rapid reduction in cost and increased integration of genomic tools into clinical practice, has led to a renewed interest in pre-conceptional carrier screening as seen in recent Progress Educational Trust events and the annual meeting of ESHRE in June... [Read More]
Let's grasp this opportunity to examine the potential future of screening
11 November 2019 - by Nick Meade and Dr Jayne Spink
Twenty thousand babies are to have their genomes sequenced at birth in an NHS-based pilot announced by Matt Hancock on Monday 4 November at the Genomics England Research Conference... [Read More]
Trouble in store?
4 November 2019 - by Eleri Williams
The Progress Educational Trust (PET) event 'Trouble in Store? How Not to Break the Law when Storing Embryos and Gametes' took place at Hill Dickinson LLP in London on 29 October 2019... [Read More]
Podcast Review: 'Biohacking: Rules of Engagement' – Reset, Vox
18 November 2019 - by Jennifer Frosch
Do-it-yourself science at home: despite my research training, this is something I have never given serious consideration... [Read More]
Book Review: Egg Freezing, Fertility and Reproductive Choice - Negotiating Responsibility, Hope and Modern Motherhood
11 November 2019 - by Eleanor Taylor
Over the last decade the number of women who have opted to freeze their eggs for social reasons has risen exponentially... [Read More]
Radio Review: 'One to One: Benjamin Zephaniah meets Richard and Terri Clothier' – BBC Radio 4 available on iPlayer
4 November 2019 - by Susan Tranfield
The psychological aspects of infertility are generally well-documented. Those who have experience of this will be all too familiar with the devastation, guilt, shame and anger that accompany the diagnosis... [Read More]