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CONTENTS Issue #728
Back to school - using genetics to personalise education
Event Review: The Good, the Bad and the Genetically Predetermined
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Back to school - using genetics to personalise education
28 October 2013 - by Dr John Gillott
Dominic Cummings and Robert Plomin are claiming a great deal about the effect of genetics on intelligence, some of which is sound, some of which is not and some of which is very speculative... [Read More]
Breasts age faster than rest of body, DNA clock shows
28 October 2013 - by Siobhan Chan
A DNA-based biological clock has shown that different parts of the body age at varying rates, with breast tissue and tumour cells appearing older than the rest of the body... [Read More]
Infertility 'still a taboo subject', survey suggests
28 October 2013 - by Nina Chohan
A recent survey of women aged 35 to 45 years old revealed that 60 percent of respondents admitted to feeling stigmatised for not having children... [Read More]
Slow metabolism gene could lead to childhood obesity
28 October 2013 - by Dr Rachel Montgomery
A number of rare mutations in a gene that helps regulate how the body burns calories has been linked to an increased appetite and childhood obesity, according to a study from the University of Cambridge... [Read More]
'Junk DNA' plays role in face shape
28 October 2013 - by Dr Naqash Raja
Regions of the genome that do not code for proteins have been found to shape facial features, research at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA, has shown... [Read More]
IVF sex selection allowed in Western Australia to reduce autism risk
28 October 2013 - by María Victoria Rivas Llanos
Sex selection in IVF as a method of avoiding autism has been approved for the first time by health authorities in Western Australia... [Read More]
Lisa Jardine to step down as chair of fertility regulator
28 October 2013 - by Sandy Starr
Professor Lisa Jardine has announced that she is due to step down as chair of the UK's fertility and embryo research regulator, the HFEA, in January 2014... [Read More]
Event Review: The Good, the Bad and the Genetically Predetermined
28 October 2013 - by Simon Hazelwood-Smith
At this Royal Institution discussion examining the role that genetics can play in our justice systems, all speakers were in broad agreement with one another... [Read More]

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