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CONTENTS Issue #737 (13 January 2014)
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Progress Educational Trust conference: SET in stone - single embryo transfer policy
13 January 2014 - by Ruth Saunders
The last session of PET's annual conference tackled changes in the HFEA's attitude to single embryo transfer (SET) policy, following a recent successful legal challenge... [Read More]
The sperm harvest
13 January 2014 - by Dr Anna Smajdor
Dilemmas relating to the perimortem retrieval and posthumous use of sperm have featured in a number of recent BioNews articles. These cases show us how variable attitudes toward consent may be in different countries... [Read More]
Birth complications more likely in IVF babies
13 January 2014 - by Siobhan Chan
Babies born after fertility treatment could be twice as likely to suffer from complications such as low birth weight, premature birth and neonatal death, a large-scale study has found... [Read More]
Fertility clinic worker's sperm swap uncovered by child's DIY gene test
13 January 2014 - by Ari Haque
A couple who used artificial insemination services at a Utah fertility clinic have found out that their daughter, Ashley, is in fact the genetic daughter of a former clinic worker... [Read More]
Gene therapy promising in Parkinson's patients
10 January 2014 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
Patients in a clinical trial to treat Parkinson's disease with a form of gene therapy have showed signs of significant improvements in their motor-function, according to a report published in the Lancet... [Read More]
Male chromosome not dying out, say researchers
13 January 2014 - by Matthew Thomas
The human Y chromosome may have some use, after all. Experts previously thought that the chromosome containing 'male' genes was shrinking to the point of extinction... [Read More]
Two genes pinpointed as cause of diabetes in babies
13 January 2014 - by Dr Shanya Sivakumaran
Scientists have identified mutations in two genes that cause neonatal diabetes, a rare condition affecting around 1 in 100,000 births... [Read More]
New York State launches genomic medicine project with $105 million
13 January 2014 - by Daryl Ramai
The New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has announced a US$105 million partnership between the New York Genome Center (NYGC) and the University of Buffalo (UB) to accelerate genomic research in the region.... [Read More]
Event Review: Student Ethics Conference
13 January 2014 - by George Dickson
As the weather turned cold in December, the topics heated up at the Norwich Medical School for the Student Ethics Conference that focused on reproductive ethics and law... [Read More]

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