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CONTENTS Issue #758
Book Review: Letters to My Donor
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Maternity leave for surrogacy will fail international surrogacy parents unless we act now
16 June 2014 - by Natalie Gamble
Many future parents of children born via surrogacy risk never being able to enjoy the new rights to leave and pay promised in the Children and Families Act... [Read More]
Farewell from me and welcome to Fiona Fox
16 June 2014 - by Professor Marcus Pembrey
When the Progress Educational Trust - the UK charity that publishes BioNews - emerged from the Progress Campaign for Research into Human Reproduction in 1992, I had no idea that I would end up chairing the Trustees for 20 of the last 22 years!... [Read More]
STAP cells department faces radical reform
16 June 2014 - by Dr Greg Ball
The controversy surrounding the creation of so-called STAP cells continues with a report recommending the closure of the RIKEN Centre for Developmental Biology, the institute where the research was carried out... [Read More]
Injectable gene therapy 'could prevent heart attacks'
16 June 2014 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
Genes linked to cholesterol levels have been successfully edited in mice who received a single injection, thereby reducing their risk of heart disease, according to a study... [Read More]
Stem cell genome edited to create HIV-resistant immune cells
16 June 2014 - by Rhys Baker
White blood cells have been made resistant to HIV after researchers rewrote their genome to contain a gene variant linked to immunity against the virus... [Read More]
Mobile phones linked to small drop in sperm quality
16 June 2014 - by Dr Rachel Montgomery
Keeping mobile phones in pockets can affect two important measures of sperm health, a study suggests... [Read More]
Time-lapse IVF embryo imaging tool cleared by FDA
16 June 2014 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a time-lapse imaging tool designed to improve the embryo selection in IVF for use in the USA.... [Read More]
Light-sensing retina created using stem cells
16 June 2014 - by Alice Plein
In a research first, a section of light-sensing tissue, closely resembling the human retina, has been grown in the laboratory from human stem cells... [Read More]
Professor Colin Blakemore receives knighthood
16 June 2014 - by Antony Starza-Allen
Professor Colin Blakemore, a neuroscientist and defender of animal research, has been knighted in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours... [Read More]
Book Review: Letters to My Donor
17 June 2014 - by Kate Brian
Produced by the National Gamete Donation Trust, 'Letters to my donor' is a collection of letters from parents who have undergone or who are undergoing IVF using donor sperm or eggs to their gamete donor... [Read More]

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