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CONTENTS Issue #754
BRCA and I
TV Review: Orphan Black
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BRCA and I
19 May 2014 - by Kerry Andrew
Ten years ago, aged just 24, I tested positive for a high-cancer-risk BRCA1 mutation. Six months later, I underwent a preventative double mastectomy with reconstructive surgery... [Read More]
Human stem cells reverse multiple sclerosis in mice
19 May 2014 - by Alice Plein
Mice with a viral form of multiple sclerosis are able to walk again after receiving a transplant of human stem cells, scientists report... [Read More]
Chemicals in soap 'may contribute to Western world's fertility problems', say scientists after lab study
19 May 2014 - by Dr Rosie Morley
Chemicals found in common household products can affect human sperm behaviour in the laboratory, according to a recent study... [Read More]
Cancer stem cell study finds genetic 'root' of disease
19 May 2014 - by Dr Lanay Griessner
Definitive support for the existence of human cancer stem cells has been found, according to researchers at the University of Oxford and the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden... [Read More]
Drug targeting untreatable lung cancer 'shrinks tumours'
19 May 2014 - by Antony Starza-Allen
British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has presented trial data from an experimental lung cancer drug... [Read More]
Blood test scans for genetic signature to help predict premature labour
19 May 2014 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Scientists have developed a prototype blood test to predict whether pregnant women who give signs of early labour will in fact give birth prematurely... [Read More]
NHS commissioners told to end IVF postcode lottery
19 May 2014 - by Rebecca Carr
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published a set of draft statements that aim to 'eliminate' current geographical disparities in access to fertility treatment... [Read More]
TV Review: Orphan Black
19 May 2014 - by Dr Lucy Freem
Orphan Black is a fast-paced, nail-biting thriller about human cloning that raises questions about control of personal genetic information, the harms of non-invasive research and the nature of family... [Read More]

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