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CONTENTS Issue #775
Womb transplants: 'Now the impossible has become real'
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Womb transplants: 'Now the impossible has become real'
13 October 2014 - by Dr Amel Alghrani
Following the first baby born after a womb transplant, the time has come to debate uterus transplantation. How will it be regulated in the UK and what social, legal and ethical issues does it raise? [Read More]
Revamped gene therapy for 'bubble boy' immune condition does well in trial
13 October 2014 - by Dr James Heather
Gene therapy to treat children with 'bubble boy syndrome' seems to be both safe and effective, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found... [Read More]
Child trafficking row after surrogate baby 'abandoned' in India
13 October 2014 - by Ayesha Ahmad
Reports of another surrogate-born baby abandoned in India by an Australian couple have further ignited the debate on international surrogacy in the wake of the Baby Gammy case.... [Read More]
Diabetes 'breakthrough' as insulin-producing cells formed in lab
13 October 2014 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Millions of insulin-producing beta cells have been manufactured in the laboratory using human stem cells by scientists at Harvard University... [Read More]
GCSE scores more nature than nurture, says study
13 October 2014 - by Chris Baldacci
Researchers may have finally settled the question of which matters more for a child's development - nature or nurture; and nature appears to be the winner, according to a study looking at GCSE scores... [Read More]
FDA fast tracks ALS stem cell therapy
13 October 2014 - by Rhys Baker
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded 'fast-track' status to a potential stem cell therapy for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or motor neurone disease... [Read More]
First baby born following womb transplant
13 October 2014 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
A boy has become the first baby to be born to a womb transplant recipient.... [Read More]

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