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CONTENTS Issue #764
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Film Review: Breeders - A Subclass Of Women?
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An extraordinary bank for extraordinary people
28 July 2014 - by Natasha Canfer
In July 2014, the Department of Health announced that it had awarded the National Gamete Donation Trust funding to set up an independent National Sperm Bank in partnership with Birmingham Women's Hospital.... [Read More]
Schizophrenia Genetics: A Revolution with a Dash of Caution
28 July 2014 - by Dr Gerome Breen
The paper detailing 100 genes associated with schizophrenia has made many psychiatric genetics researchers very happy, bringing a not-inconsiderable amount of relief that they have been proven at least partially correct... [Read More]
Podcast: Breast Cancer Risk - Facts, Fictions and the Future
28 July 2014 - by James Brooks
Will the media be forever obsessed with cancer risk? How can we separate fact from fiction in the miles of accumulated column inches amassed by cancer stories every year?... [Read More]
'Biological basis' for schizophrenia uncovered in gene study
28 July 2014 - by Isobel Steer
More than 100 genetic regions have been found to be involved in schizophrenia, many of which were not previously linked to the condition... [Read More]
Twelve healthy babies born following 'safer' IVF hormone treatment
28 July 2014 - by Purvi Shah
Twelve healthy babies have been born after trials of a hormone treatment called kisspeptin-54 that has been hailed as a safer way to mature women's eggs prior to IVF... [Read More]
Timing of puberty controlled by genes
28 July 2014 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Researchers have identified genetic factors that are involved in determining the age at which a child reaches puberty, in a genome-wide study looking at over 182,000 women... [Read More]
Mid Essex: Only HIV and cancer patients could be eligible for IVF
28 July 2014 - by Ruth Retassie
Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group has proposed to limit access to IVF to cancer patients and HIV-positive men under its options for reform to the funding of its fertility services.... [Read More]
UK Government plans to legalise mitochondrial replacement for IVF
28 July 2014 - by Dr Rachel Montgomery
The UK Government has announced that regulations around the use of mitochondrial replacement techniques will be presented to Parliament in the next few months... [Read More]
HIV 'cut out' of human genome
28 July 2014 - by Dr James Heather
Research has shown that it may be possible to 'cut' the viral DNA out of cells infected by HIV using genetic editing techniques, removing its ability to replicate... [Read More]
Film Review: Breeders - A Subclass Of Women?
28 July 2014 - by Alice Plein
‘Breeders- A subclass of women?‘ provides both thought-provoking and uncomfortable moments but ultimately fails to convince as an anti-surrogacy polemic... [Read More]

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