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CONTENTS Issue #743
Mitochondrial transfer and three-person IVF: What's in a name?
Radio Review: Health Check - Would You Want to Find Out About an Inherited Genetic Condition?
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Mitochondrial transfer and three-person IVF: What's in a name?
24 February 2014 - by Dr Roger Sturmey
The description of mitochondrial transfer as 'three-person IVF' may conjure up some unnerving perceptions of the consequences, and may be met in the public arena with discomfort, but it's worth considering the fundamental aspects of this approach... [Read More]
Couch potato gene found in mice, says study
24 February 2014 - by Dr Rachel Montgomery
A mutation in a gene may explain why certain people exercise less and gain weight, according to a study published in PLOS Genetics... [Read More]
Genetic screen for prostate cancer on horizon
24 February 2014 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Genetic screening could help identify men who are most likely to develop an aggressive form of prostate cancer, a study shows... [Read More]
Study posits genetic predisposition for watching violent TV
24 February 2014 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
Children carrying a specific variant of an ADHD-related gene are more likely to watch violent TV and play violent video games, research suggests... [Read More]
Stem cell acid bath 'breakthrough' under investigation
24 February 2014 - by Patricia Cassidy
Research published in Nature that described a simple way to generate stem cells is now under investigation after blog posts called its findings into question... [Read More]
IVF births hit record high in USA
24 February 2014 - by Chee Hoe Low
More than 61,000 babies born in the USA in 2012 were conceived via IVF - hitting a record high, a report shows... [Read More]
T-cell gene therapy successful in early clinical trial
24 February 2014 - by Chris Hardy
Researchers trialling a gene therapy-based treatment for leukemia have said the early results go beyond anything they could have thought of in their 'wildest dreams'... [Read More]
Radio Review: Health Check - Would You Want to Find Out About an Inherited Genetic Condition?
24 February 2014 - by Simon Hazelwood-Smith
Genetic diagnosis of inherited diseases is now routine in the UK, with upwards of 600 different conditions tested for in NHS labs. As genetic sequencing and analysis methods become ever more effective, this figure should grow rapidly over the coming years... [Read More]

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