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CONTENTS Issue #747
COMMENT
Is mitochondrial donation 'genetic engineering'?
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Event Review: Bonking Baby Boomers and the Future of Sex
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Is mitochondrial donation 'genetic engineering'?
24 March 2014 - by Professor Janna Thompson
MP Jacob Rees-Mogg recently implied that mitochondrial transfer is akin to eugenics, but it is a way of combating debilitating ailments rather than producing 'perfect' human beings... [Read More]
Miscarriage more likely when fewer eggs produced
24 March 2014 - by Simon Hazelwood-Smith
A study has found that women who produce fewer eggs during IVF treatment may have an increased risk of miscarriage.... [Read More]
Non-invasive DNA test picks up more colon cancers and more false positives
24 March 2014 - by Daryl Ramai
A stool-sample DNA test has detected 92 percent of colon cancers in a large clinical trial, compared to 74 percent picked up by the most commonly used non-invasive test... [Read More]
'Fat gene' carriers should forgo fried foods, study finds
24 March 2014 - by Dr Anna Cauldwell
People with genes that predispose them to excess weight and obesity are more likely to put on weight from eating fried food, a study says... [Read More]
Scientists use DNA to predict facial features
24 March 2014 - by Chris Hardy
A new technique allows scientists to make guesses about what a person's face looks like, by examining just 20 genes in their DNA... [Read More]
No maternity leave for women using surrogates, EU court rules
24 March 2014 - by Chee Hoe Low
Women using surrogacy to become mothers are not entitled to maternity or adoption leave under European Union law, the European Court of Justice has ruled.... [Read More]
'Big data on steroids': IBM's Watson supercomputer to work on brain cancer genetics
24 March 2014 - by Chris Baldacci
IBM and the New York Genome Centre have teamed up to announce the latest weapon in the fight against cancer - Watson the supercomputer.... [Read More]
Event Review: Bonking Baby Boomers and the Future of Sex
24 March 2014 - by Dr Lucy Freem
The annual Society for Reproduction and Fertility's 'Sex in 3 Cities' lecture series was given this year by John Aitken, Laureate professor of biological sciences at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, with the title 'Bonking baby boomers and the future of sex'.... [Read More]

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