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CONTENTS Issue #729
COMMENT
Fair assessment of fertility?
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Radio Review: The Moral Maze - Genetics and Education
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Fair assessment of fertility?
4 November 2013 - by Dr Jackson Kirkman-Brown
This week, almost eight years since home sperm-testing in the UK was first launched and made available in Boots, a second product to assess male fertility hit the shelves. Apart from the fact that the media seem to have forgotten the earlier ‘first’, what else has changed during this time?... [Read More]
Rare Disease Genomes Project to sequence 10,000 whole genomes
28 October 2013 - by Dr Lucy Freem
A three-year joint project to sequence the genomes of 10,000 rare disease patients has been announced by the University of Cambridge, Genomics England and Illumina... [Read More]
Maternal blood test for Down's syndrome to be trialled in UK
4 November 2013 - by María Victoria Rivas Llanos
A new method for prenatal testing for Down's syndrome will be tried out at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH), London.... [Read More]
Lung cancer genetics moves forward
4 November 2013 - by Dr Sarah Spain
Two recent studies have shown how treatments for lung cancer can be tailored to a tumour's genetic make-up, which may ultimately improve existing treatments or even help to identify new ones... [Read More]
DIY sperm count test goes on sale in UK
4 November 2013 - by Dr Naqash Raja
A fertility test which allows men to check their sperm count in the comfort of their home - or wherever they feel is most suitable - has gone on sale in the UK... [Read More]
Genome trawl yields 11 new Alzheimer's risk genes
4 November 2013 - by Dr Rachel Brown
Eleven genetic variants linked to late-onset Alzheimer's disease have been found by the largest study on the genetics behind the condition to date... [Read More]
India to enforce visa restrictions on those seeking surrogacy
4 November 2013 - by Rebecca Carr
A recent order from the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has stipulated that foreign nationals seeking to enter India for the purposes of commissioning Indian surrogacy services must now apply for a medical visa to do so.... [Read More]
Radio Review: The Moral Maze - Genetics and Education
4 November 2013 - by Matthew Thomas
Underlying the genetics of intelligence debate is our strong attachment to the idea of 'potential' and freedom to fulfil it. This blank slate approach to achievement is seductive, but is it based in fact?... [Read More]

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