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CONTENTS Issue #762
Radio Review: The New Viking Invasion
Radio Review: Health Check - Fertility on a Shoestring
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Podcast: Do Genes Matter? Families and Donor Conception
14 July 2014 - by James Brooks
How has the genetics boom impacted donor-conceived people, their families and the choices they make? Does genetics really provide vital information which people need to take on board to make informed decisions? Has family law moved with the times to take new reproductive technologies and arrangements into account?... [Read More]
The world we live in: Spinning multiple plates at once
14 July 2014 - by Dr Ruth Shidlo
Today women are creating families later in life, yet the workplace may offer little support for those who wish to become mothers. Life can become a juggling act between finding a compatible mate and becoming a parent, while maintaining workplace commitments and furthering a career... [Read More]
HFEA: More than 1,600 fertility clinic mistakes in three years
14 July 2014 - by Chee Hoe Low
Hundreds of adverse events occur in UK fertility clinics each year, according to a report from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority... [Read More]
Genetic link found between reading and maths ability in children
14 July 2014 - by Michelle Downes
Around half of the genes that influence reading ability are also involved in mathematical aptitude, a study has found... [Read More]
Failed stem cell transplant leaves woman with nose tissue on spine
14 July 2014 - by Julianna Photopoulos
A paraplegic woman in the USA has developed a growth of nasal tissue in her back eight years after failed stem cell therapy... [Read More]
Canada: Call to halt use of gene test results in insurance calculations
14 July 2014 - by Rebecca Carr
Canada's Office of the Privacy Commissioner has issued a statement urging the life and health insurance industry to refrain from asking applicants for access to existing genetic test results... [Read More]
Alcohol has damaging effect on heart, finds gene study
14 July 2014 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
Even light alcohol consumption is a risk for cardiovascular health, a genetic study has found, contradicting previous reports that moderate drinking can be beneficial for the heart... [Read More]
Radio Review: The New Viking Invasion
14 July 2014 - by Olivia Montuschi
Danish sperm accounts for a third of the sperm imported into the UK. But does it matter that so many children are being created with 'Viking' sperm?... [Read More]
Radio Review: Health Check - Fertility on a Shoestring
14 July 2014 - by Ayesha Ahmad
South Africa has a hidden problem: suicides of women who are unable to conceive... [Read More]

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