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CONTENTS Issue #710
Radio Review: The Life Scientific - Dr Ewan Birney
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An historical turning point? The implications of the Myriad decision on the patentability of human genes
24 June 2013 - by Dr Linda Briceno Moraia and Dr Jane Kaye
The US Supreme Court decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics will have far-reaching implications, not just by lowering the costs of genetic tests, but also for the development of innovations in genetics and genomics and in other emerging fields such as stem cell research and synthetic biology.... [Read More]
First baby born from 'safer' IVF method
24 June 2013 - by Siobhan Chan
A new IVF hormone treatment that has resulted in the birth of a baby boy could make IVF less risky, scientists report... [Read More]
Japan moves toward human-animal embryo experimentation
24 June 2013 - by Sarah Pritchard
Researchers in Japan are one step closer to being able to implant human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into an animal embryo. Their aim is to grow a fully-grown human pancreas in an animal, a pig, and ultimately harvest and transplant such organs into patients... [Read More]
Norfolk's first IVF clinic opens
24 June 2013 - by Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi
Norfolk's first IVF clinic has officially opened, offering local couples the opportunity to receive treatment outside London and Cambridge for the first time... [Read More]
NHS ordered to fund £6000 private IVF for couple kept waiting
24 June 2013 - by Dr James Heather
The board of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Scotland, has been told to pay for a couple's private fertility treatment and alter their policies after making a 'number of failures' when providing IVF... [Read More]
Adjustment problems for surrogate-born children are minimal
24 June 2013 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars
Children born with the help of sperm or egg donation or via surrogacy are well-adjusted at the age of ten, a study says... [Read More]
Australian known sperm donor granted parenthood
24 June 2013 - by Antony Starza-Allen
An Australian man has been granted shared parental responsibility by a federal judge over a child born through IVF using sperm he had donated to his former partner.... [Read More]
Radio Review: The Life Scientific - Dr Ewan Birney
24 June 2013 - by Dr James Heather
Big data, open science, and DNA a-go-go; last week's broadcast of The Life Scientific looked to have it all... [Read More]

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