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CONTENTS Issue #703
The HFEA gets into gear on surrogacy
Unbroken news: non-invasive prenatal testing
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The HFEA gets into gear on surrogacy
7 May 2013 - by Natalie Gamble
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) voted on 20 March 2013 to update the guidance it gives to UK fertility clinics on surrogacy. It is a welcome decision that will mean better support for the growing numbers of families created through surrogacy in the UK.... [Read More]
Unbroken news: non-invasive prenatal testing
7 May 2013 - by James Brooks
I know what they say about yesterday's news and today's fish and chip paper but what I'm about to tell you is six months old and still a little way off as a headline... [Read More]
Prolific private sperm donor arrested on charges of sexual assault
7 May 2013 - by Ari Haque
A man who claims to have fathered 49 children as a private sperm donor has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault... [Read More]
Mother forces 14-year old to become pregnant with donor sperm
7 May 2013 - by Ayesha Ahmad
A woman has been sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted of forcing her adopted teenage daughter to artificially inseminate herself.... [Read More]
Cancer treatment should be based on gene 'fingerprints', says study
7 May 2013 - by Suzanne Elvidge
Genetic analysis of tumours provides the key to treating them effectively, according to two studies carried out by The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA).... [Read More]
Polish justice minister fired over comments on IVF and embryo experimentation
7 May 2013 - by Jessica Ware
Poland's justice minister has been dismissed from his position after weeks of conflict with the country's prime minister over state-funded IVF and civil partnership... [Read More]
Stem cell windpipe transplant for toddler
7 May 2013 - by David O'Rourke
A toddler has become the youngest person to receive a bioengineered organ, receiving a life-saving windpipe transplant made from her own stem cells... [Read More]
Sleep disorder mutation linked to migraine
7 May 2013 - by Cristy Gelling
Genetic mutations that cause an inherited sleep disorder also appear to be linked to migraine, scientists have found... [Read More]
Gene therapy trials for heart failure launched
7 May 2013 - by Siobhan Chan
Gene therapy will be used to treat heart failure for the first time in the UK, in clinical trials being launched by the British Heart Foundation... [Read More]
Book Review: Reproductive Technologies as Global Form - Ethnographies of Knowledge, Practices and Transnational Encounters
7 May 2013 - by Robert Pralat
Reading 'Reproductive technologies as global form' provides insights into what ethnographers find out about 'national IVF-cultures' during their fieldwork, but it also invites us to engage with theoretical considerations of an academic discipline... [Read More]

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