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CONTENTS Issue #761
Breast Cancer Risk: Facts, Fictions and the Future
The STAP cell controversy: post factum
Event Review: The Physiological Society's 2014 annual public lecture
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Breast Cancer Risk: Facts, Fictions and the Future
7 July 2014 - by Dr Nicola Davis
The Progress Educational Trust's enlightening series of events on breast cancer came to a close on Thursday with 'Breast cancer risk: Facts, fiction and the future'.... [Read More]
The STAP cell controversy: post factum
7 July 2014 - by Dr Dusko Ilic
Two papers published back to back in Nature took our breath away earlier this year, but the research community soon became sceptical and the published work was subjected to unprecedented scrutiny. How is it possible that something like this could happen?... [Read More]
Controversial STAP stem cell papers retracted
7 July 2014 - by Antony Starza-Allen
Nature has retracted two papers published in January on the creation of so-called 'STAP' cells, after all co-authors agreed to the retractions.... [Read More]
High blood pressure and pre-eclampsia risk raised in egg-donation pregnancies
7 July 2014 - by Dr Lucy Freem
Using donated eggs in IVF increases the risk of complications, according to a study of 580 IVF patients in France. [Read More]
Gene from extinct species allows Tibetans to live at high altitude
7 July 2014 - by Matthew Thomas
Tibetan people inherited a genetic variant from an extinct subspecies of humans that helps them survive on the 'roof of the world'... [Read More]
France to recognise children born via surrogates abroad
7 July 2014 - by James Brooks
France will no longer deny citizenship to children born via surrogates to French parents overseas, Minister for Families Laurence Rossignol confirmed, after a decision at the European Court of Human Rights... [Read More]
Cornea successfully grown from stem cells
7 July 2014 - by Dr Daniel Grimes
In one of the first experiments to grow tissue from adult stem cells, scientists have grown corneas in the lab... [Read More]
Mental health risk for children born to parents with fertility problems is 'real but modest'
7 July 2014 - by Alice Plein
Children born to parents with fertility problems are more likely to develop psychiatric disorders, a large-scale population study suggests.... [Read More]
Mice born using lab-grown sperm from frozen testicles
7 July 2014 - by Siobhan Chan
Healthy mice have been born using sperm grown in the lab from a sample of cryopreserved testicular tissue... [Read More]
Event Review: The Physiological Society's 2014 annual public lecture
7 July 2014 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A doctor by training and a researcher at the forefront of fertility studies, Professor Lord Robert Winston, pioneer in the field of IVF and PGD, discusses the implications of new techniques for genetically modifying embryos in the Physiological Society's 2014 annual public lecture... [Read More]

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