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CONTENTS Issue #708
High Court parenthood decision should drive compliance in clinics
Radio Review: Start the Week - Fairy Tale Physics?
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High Court parenthood decision should drive compliance in clinics
10 June 2013 - by Richard Perrins
The High Court's recent ruling that a lesbian non-birth mother is not a legal parent should remind fertility clinics that they must be fully compliant with the HFE Act 2008... [Read More]
Maternal blood test for Down's syndrome has 'major advantages'
10 June 2013 - by James Brooks
A test using only a blood sample taken from a pregnant woman is more reliable than current checks in indicating the likelihood of Down's syndrome, say researchers... [Read More]
Global alliance to boost data-sharing in genetic research
10 June 2013 - by Dr Shanya Sivakumaran
Leading international healthcare, research, funding, and technology organisations will work together in a non-profit alliance to enable large-scale sharing of genetic data... [Read More]
US teacher fired over artificial insemination awarded damages
10 June 2013 - by Dr Katie Howe
An Ohio Archdiocese has been ordered to pay US $171,000 in damages to a teacher who was fired after becoming pregnant by artificial insemination.... [Read More]
US Supreme Court allows DNA swabs of people under arrest
10 June 2013 - by Ruth Retassie
The US Supreme Court has ruled that the police are allowed to collect DNA from people they arrest... [Read More]
Autism study identifies extensive gene pattern
10 June 2013 - by Siobhan Chan
A large, complex gene network in people with autism has been identified by researchers at the University of Oxford... [Read More]
Irish Government to appeal landmark surrogacy ruling
10 June 2013 - by Dr James Heather
The Irish Government is to appeal a recent court ruling that allowed the genetic mother of twins born to a surrogate to be listed as their legal mother on their birth certificates... [Read More]
Early puberty linked to paternal gene mutation
10 June 2013 - by Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi
A type of premature puberty known as central precocious puberty is caused by mutations in a gene inherited from fathers, according to a study from Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA... [Read More]
Non-birth mother denied legal parenthood after consent errors
10 June 2013 - by Antony Starza-Allen
A woman has been removed as the legal parent of twins born following fertility treatment with her former partner, who is the children's genetic mother, after the clinic failed to obtain adequate consent.... [Read More]
Radio Review: Start the Week - Fairy Tale Physics?
10 June 2013 - by George Frodsham
We live in a world in which the demand for progress and solutions is at fever pitch. But by overlooking projects that may not yield immediate benefits, or ignoring the fundamental science that can unexpectedly make new discoveries, we risk missing out on invaluable new understandings, technologies and treatments... [Read More]

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