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CONTENTS Issue #776
Radio Review: The Life Scientific - Chris Toumazou
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Better Together: Why devolution of fertility legislation is not a good thing
20 October 2014 - by Stephen Harbottle
The Association of Clinical Embryologists is concerned that proposals to devolve powers for forming legislation covering the provision of fertility treatment, genetic screening and abortion to the Scottish Parliament may be a step too far in the process of devolution... [Read More]
Genomic medicine needs you - do you need genomic medicine?
20 October 2014 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
The Progress Educational Trust's event on the 100,000 Genomes Project gave the general public an opportunity to ask a panel of experts about the ethics of the project, the security of the data and its long-term sustainability... [Read More]
Sugar rush: cell ageing sped up by fizzy pop
20 October 2014 - by Arit Udoh
Fizzy drinks may accelerate cell ageing in a manner comparable to the effects of smoking, according to research... [Read More]
Vision restored in embryonic stem cell therapy patients
20 October 2014 - by Jenny Sharpe
Retinal cells derived from human embryonic stem cells have been safely transplanted into the eyes of patients with currently incurable sight loss... [Read More]
Effects of common Parkinson's gene reversed in fruit flies
20 October 2014 - by Dr Victoria Burchell
A drug can reverse the effects of two Parkinson's disease-causing mutations in fruit flies, a study reports... [Read More]
Three genomics start-ups get Illumina funding boost
20 October 2014 - by Sean Byrne
Illumina has announced the first three companies in its Accelerator Programme, designed to help genomics start-ups as other sources of funding grow scarce... [Read More]
Facebook and Apple offer egg-freezing to employees
20 October 2014 - by Antony Starza-Allen
Apple and Facebook have acknowledged that they are offering their employees in the USA egg cryopreservation services for non-medical reasons in a move that has divided public opinion... [Read More]
Radio Review: The Life Scientific - Chris Toumazou
20 October 2014 - by Simon Hazelwood-Smith
Professor Chris Toumazou had an unconventional route into science. The son of Greek Cypriot parents, as a child he often felt driven to swot up on science in an attempt to prove his smarts to doubting peers... [Read More]

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