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Bio-Rad and 10x Genomics settle multiple patent rows
2 August 2021 - by Elissar Gerges
Two rival biotechnology companies have settled a long-running patent dispute... [Read More]
Cerebral organoids show early signs of dementia
2 August 2021 - by Beatrice Costa
A mutated protein associated with Alzheimer's disease may trigger the death of brain cells known to be vulnerable in frontotemporal dementia... [Read More]
Noncoding DNA sequence may play a role in ageing and cancer
2 August 2021 - by Devika Sooklall
A sequence of repetitive noncoding DNA that varies considerably in length between humans, has been shown to play a role in ageing and cancer... [Read More]
Relationship breakdown during fertility treatment: What happens to my embryo?
2 August 2021 - by Sarah Wood-Heath
Since 1991, the number of IVF cycles has increased significantly with success rates also growing… [Read More]
Why are there lower IVF success rates for black women?
26 July 2021 - by Antonette Milligan
When the Human Fertility and Embryology Authority published data in March showing black patients had the lowest chances of successful treatment in the UK, it came as no surprise to me at all... [Read More]
Changing the Human Genome: What Next for Germline Genome Editing?
19 July 2021 - by Ana Hallgarten
PET's latest online event discussed the recently published reports from the World Health Organisation on human genome editing... [Read More]
Book Review: Two-Week Wait – an IVF story
2 August 2021 - by Susan Tranfield-Thomas
Written by Luke and Kelly Jackson, 'Two-Week Wait' is a story about IVF that anyone with experience of the treatment can identify with... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Ingenious
26 July 2021 - by Georgina Al-Badri
The jargon-free BBC4 genetics podcast series, Ingenious, exposes the history and future of research into a selection of genes... [Read More]
Podcast Review: SART Fertility Experts – Behind the scenes in the IVF lab
26 July 2021 - by Semyon Bodian
Speaking as someone who is firmly a layman regarding IVF clinics and their inner workings, I was interested to learn about how the labs of IVF clinics operate... [Read More]