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CONTENTS Issue #738
Film Review: Delivery Man
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Ignorance and prejudice should not be allowed to dictate the outcome
20 January 2014 - by Sarah Norcross
PET needs your help to continue to inform the debate on the ethical issues surrounding genetics, assisted conception and stem cell and embryo research so that 'ignorance and prejudice do not dictate the outcome'... [Read More]
Older Mothers and IVF
20 January 2014 - by Professor Cathy Warwick
The pressure on the UK's midwives is at its highest for decades. In England, for example, there were more babies born in 2012 than in any year since 1971... [Read More]
Response to Professor Calum MacKellar
20 January 2014 - by Professor Sandy Raeburn
Having worked with families affected by genetic disorders for more than 40 years, both in the UK (with its multi-faith society) and in the Sultanate of Oman (where the majority are Muslim but other religions are allowed), I have seen and looked after many people with hereditary illnesses, including those with disabling mitochondrial conditions.... [Read More]
Gene therapy looking good for inherited blindness
16 January 2014 - by Siobhan Chan
Gene therapy for an eye condition called choroideremia is safe and has improved the vision of six patients, says a study in the Lancet... [Read More]
'Genetically-guided' supplements company settles after Federal Trade Commission lawsuit
20 January 2014 - by Cait McDonagh
A biotechnology company that produces genetically customised nutritional supplements has settled charges of deceptive advertising with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over claims that its products could treat a number of ailments and diseases... [Read More]
Womb transplants successful for nine women
20 January 2014 - by Dr Rosie Morley
Nine women have received transplants of uteruses donated by their mothers or other living relatives in an ongoing trial of an experimental procedure at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden... [Read More]
Illumina claims the $1,000 genome crown
20 January 2014 - by Dr Rachael Panizzo
The $1,000 genome may have arrived, an achievement which would mark a significant milestone in the application of genetic science... [Read More]
Spotless mind: Epigenetic drug wipes clean fear memories
20 January 2014 - by Dr Katie Howe
Researchers have identified a class of drug that helps clear traumatic memories in mice. The drug may help improve the effectiveness of behavioural therapy in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder... [Read More]
Woman launches legal fight for comatose fiancé's sperm
20 January 2014 - by Ayesha Ahmad
The partner of a man left in a coma after suffering a series of heart attacks is to take her request to obtain and store his sperm to the High Court.... [Read More]
Film Review: Delivery Man
20 January 2014 - by Rhys Baker
This remake of sperm donation film 'Starbuck' touches (too briefly) on several heavy-hitting questions on the ethics of sperm donation... [Read More]

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