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CONTENTS Issue #674
Quangoing, going, gone: what should happen to the HFEA?
Radio Review: The Reunion - Dolly the Sheep
Theatre Review: A Number
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Quangoing, going, gone: what should happen to the HFEA?
24 September 2012 - by Cait McDonagh
'Quangoing, going, gone', a debate organised by the Progress Educational Trust and the Anne McLaren Memorial Fund highlighted the diverse viewpoints on just what should happen to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority as the government seeks to streamline health regulation... [Read More]
Human brain atlas, revealing genetic activity in 3D, published online
24 September 2012 - by Dr Lux Fatimathas
The first detailed maps of genetic activity in the human brain have been published online by scientists... [Read More]
World's first mother-to-daughter womb transplants
24 September 2012 - by Ruth Retassie
Two women in Sweden received uterus transplants from their mothers, with hopes it will allow them to conceive children of their own... [Read More]
Gene associated with treatment-resistant ovarian cancers identified
24 September 2012 - by Chris Baldacci
Scientists have discovered a gene called FGF1 which is highly active in aggressive and advanced ovarian cancers... [Read More]
Sperm swimming patterns revealed by new imaging technology
24 September 2012 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
Scientists have carried out the first large scale, high-resolution recording of human sperm using a new 3D imaging technique... [Read More]
End of legal wrangle involving lesbian parents, private sperm donor and surrogate mother
24 September 2012 - by Tom Barrow
The High Court has awarded a lesbian couple sole custody rights for a child conceived using donor sperm and a surrogate's egg after a three-year battle over parenthood... [Read More]
A break is not the end: pluripotent stem cell research gives insight on DNA damage disorder
24 September 2012 - by James Brooks
The biological basis of a rare congenital disorder has been clarified, thanks to stem cell technology. The researchers say their work shows how advances in stem cell science can provide insights into genetic conditions... [Read More]
Radio Review: The Reunion - Dolly the Sheep
24 September 2012 - by Dr Amy Strange
In February 1997, sheep 6LL3 made global front page news. Better known as 'Dolly', she was the first mammal successfully cloned from an adult cell... [Read More]
Theatre Review: A Number
24 September 2012 - by Dr Lucy Freem
A Number is about identity, ownership, the desire for a second chance and - here's the science hook - reproductive cloning. This tenth anniversary reading of Caryl Churchill's play was followed by a discussion panel... [Read More]

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