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CONTENTS Issue #700
Remembering Robert Edwards, 1925-2013
700 and counting
Tributes to Professor Sir Robert Edwards
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Remembering Robert Edwards, 1925-2013
15 April 2013 - by Professor Martin H Johnson
Robert Geoffrey Edwards, or 'Bob' as his colleagues and friends knew him, is one of the true giants of the 20th century... [Read More]
700 and counting
15 April 2013 - by Sarah Norcross
Welcome to the 700th edition of BioNews. The hyperbole we were planning to use to celebrate this landmark no longer seems appropriate given the sad news of the death of Professor Sir Robert Edwards - or just 'Bob', as he was known - on Wednesday.... [Read More]
Tributes to Professor Sir Robert Edwards
22 April 2013 - by BioNews
Tributes to the recently deceased IVF pioneer Professor Sir Robert Edwards continue to pour in from across the globe... [Read More]
Obituary: Professor Sir Robert Edwards
10 April 2013 - by Sarah Norcross
Professor Sir Robert Edwards (27 September 1925-10 April 2013) has died after a long illness.... [Read More]
Severe childhood obesity: four gene variants identified
15 April 2013 - by Hana Ayoob
Scientists have identified four new gene variants associated with severe childhood obesity... [Read More]
Gene linked to Alzheimer's risk in African-Americans
15 April 2013 - by Siobhan Chan
Genetic variants linked to higher Alzheimer's disease risk in African-Americans have been found by a team at Columbia University, USA... [Read More]
Identical twin genome study reveals leukaemia's embryonic origins
15 April 2013 - by Dr Katie Howe
Genome analysis of identical twins with childhood leukaemia has helped pinpoint genetic mutations which may kick-start the disease in the mother's womb... [Read More]
Synthetic biology could provide solution to bird flu
15 April 2013 - by David O'Rourke
Synthetic biology is being used in the hunt for a vaccine for H7N9, the new strain of bird flu emerging in China, with hopes it could shave a vital two weeks off the development process... [Read More]
Francis Crick's Nobel prize and DNA letter sold for millions
15 April 2013 - by Dr Shanya Sivakumaran
The Nobel prize won by Francis Crick, a British scientist, for his part in the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA, and a handwritten letter recounting this discovery to his 12-year-old son, have been sold for over $8 million this week.... [Read More]
Prostate cancer gene study should change treatment approach, say scientists
15 April 2013 - by James Brooks
Prostate cancer patients who have inherited a well-known gene mutation are more likely to develop an aggressive form of the disease, a study shows... [Read More]
Turkish donor womb recipient becomes pregnant
15 April 2013 - by Antony Starza-Allen
One of the first women to receive a womb transplant is pregnant, the treating hospital has disclosed. A spokesperson said that early test results were 'consistent' with signs of pregnancy.... [Read More]
Radio Review: DNA 60 Years On
15 April 2013 - by George Frodsham
DNA 60 Years On does an excellent job of highlighting the transformation of DNA from an obscure molecule to a symbol of our identity and individuality and the role it has come to play in our lives... [Read More]
Book Review: A Matter of Life - The Story of IVF, A Medical Breakthrough
15 April 2013 - by Marco Narajos
In the UK, around one in six couples has difficulty conceiving, and it is this desire to have children that drove two awe-inspiring men – Robert Edwards and Patrick Steptoe – to work together to perfect a technique known as IVF... [Read More]

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