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CONTENTS Issue #739
Putting a 'kilt on Yearworth': Holdich v Lothian Health Board [2013]
We are not afraid
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Putting a 'kilt on Yearworth': Holdich v Lothian Health Board [2013]
27 January 2014 - by Antony Starza-Allen
The Outer House of the Court of Session in Scotland has allowed a claim for compensation brought by a man whose sperm may have been damaged by a failure of a storage vessel to proceed to a full trial.... [Read More]
We are not afraid
27 January 2014 - by Sarah Norcross
PET is delighted to receive a testimonial from John Harris, professor of bioethics at the University of Manchester... [Read More]
Craigslist sperm donor is legal father, US court rules
27 January 2014 - by Nishat Hyder
A Kansas court has ruled that a man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple in response to a Craigslist advertisement is the legal father of the resulting child. The decision means the man can be required to pay child support.... [Read More]
Schizophrenia is genetically complex but patterns are emerging
27 January 2014 - by Chris Hardy
Genetic mutations implicated in autism and intellectual difficulties may also underlie schizophrenia, say researchers... [Read More]
Decoded hookworm DNA helps highlight drug targets
27 January 2014 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
Scientists have sequenced the DNA of the hookworm, a parasite that feeds on blood in the human digestive tract... [Read More]
Israel: Protests and a hunger strike over surrogate babies stuck in Thailand
27 January 2014 - by Ari Haque
Supporters of the parents of 65 babies born to surrogate mothers in Thailand have gathered outside the home of Israeli interior minister Gideon Sa'ar to protest the Israeli Government's refusal to accord citizenship to the children... [Read More]
Shift work has 'chaotic' effect on genes
27 January 2014 - by Dr Nicola Davis
Shifting sleep patterns can dramatically affect the normal rhythm of gene expression, a study has found... [Read More]
Big belly genes? Five mutations linked to 'central adiposity'
27 January 2014 - by David O'Rourke
A study on over 57,000 people has revealed a link between five genes and waist-to-hip ratio, one of the most accurate predictors of obesity-related disease and mortality... [Read More]
IVF funding: Three-quarters of commissioners fall short
27 January 2014 - by Julianna Photopoulos
A recent survey carried out by the National Infertility Awareness Campaign (NIAC) found that 73 percent of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are not funding the recommended cycles of IVF treatment.... [Read More]

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