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CONTENTS Issue #722
Recent surrogacy disputes in focus
Event Review: Sexuality After Genetics - The New Science of Gender
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Recent surrogacy disputes in focus
16 September 2013 - by Louisa Ghevaert
Two recent surrogacy disputes have emerged from Wisconsin, in the United States, and South Africa which highlight the challenging legal and practical issues surrogacy can create.... [Read More]
Stem cells grown from adult tissue in live mice
16 September 2013 - by James Brooks
For the first time living tissue in mice has been induced into an embryonic state without any intervening preparation in the lab... [Read More]
Fertility declines after 35, researchers remind women
16 September 2013 - by Jessica Ware
A leading reproductive biologist has warned against delaying motherhood beyond 35 years old, highlighting the risks of age related infertility.... [Read More]
Back up your stem cells for £40,000
16 September 2013 - by Antony Starza-Allen
A Singaporean-based company has become the first company to offer iPS cell banking to the public... [Read More]
Anorexia linked to genetic mutation
16 September 2013 - by Simon Hazelwood-Smith
The eating disorder anorexia nervosa has been linked, somewhat unexpectedly, to variants in a gene involved in cholesterol regulation... [Read More]
DNA sequencing has TB in its sights
16 September 2013 - by James Brooks
Scientists have shown how to map tuberculosis outbreaks using DNA sequencing, an advance that could lead to quicker, more effective responses to the potentially lethal bug... [Read More]
Genetic test speeds up diagnosis for children with cataracts
16 September 2013 - by Siobhan Chan
A blood test for children born with cataracts will allow faster diagnosis and more personalised treatment, according to researchers at the British Society for Genetic Medicine's annual conference... [Read More]
Genetic database needed to prevent cardiac deaths, says genomics expert
16 September 2013 - by Siobhan Chan
One comprehensive genetic database is needed for the prevention of deaths from cardiac disease to be a reality, says a cardiology expert... [Read More]
Genetic testing set to transform cancer care, says expert
16 September 2013 - by Daniel Riddell
Advances in DNA sequencing mean that high-throughput, routine genetic testing of people with cancer is now a realistic possibility... [Read More]
Event Review: Sexuality After Genetics - The New Science of Gender
16 September 2013 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars
It might seem a bit simplistic to start a review of a debate with the dictionary definition, but after watching Professor Tim Spector's and Dr Helena Cronin's debate on the new science of gender, I just had to go back and check.... [Read More]

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