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CONTENTS Issue #779
Event Review: Crick Lecture 2014 - 'Genetic control and the mammalian radiation'
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Seek and ye shall find: the challenge of genome sequencing
10 November 2014 - by Dr Simon Woods
The 100,000 Genomes Project is raising some thorny ethical issues: what kind of feedback should research participants receive, and how?... [Read More]
Genetic conditions: How should your DNA be used in the 100,000 Genomes Project?
10 November 2014 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
At this Progress Educational Trust (PET) and Genomics England event on the use of data in the 100,000 Genomes Project, a panel of experts had the opportunity to reflect on the goals of the project and respond to audience questions... [Read More]
Gut bacteria contributing to weight gain may be inherited
10 November 2014 - by Dr Charlotte Warren-Gash
Our genetic make-up influences the type of bacteria that live in our gut, which in turn influences how likely we are to be overweight, a twin study has found... [Read More]
Actor Jason Patric declared legal parent and not sperm donor after long legal battle
10 November 2014 - by Ari Haque
Actor Jason Patric has been declared legal parent after a two-year long legal challenge to a ruling that declared him simply a sperm donor for his son... [Read More]
Stem cell therapy for Parkinson's restores dopamine in rats
10 November 2014 - by Rhys Baker
Researchers have reversed the effects of Parkinson's disease in rats, using human embryonic stem cells... [Read More]
Known-donation contact case: Children's lives 'irredeemably marred' by dispute, says judge
10 November 2014 - by Chee Hoe Low
A six-year legal battle for contact over two girls conceived via known-donor fertilisation has had a 'destructive effect' on the girls' childhood, a High Court judge has warned in his third substantive judgment in the case.... [Read More]
Woman starts relationship with 'anonymous' sperm donor
10 November 2014 - by Jenny Sharpe
An Australian woman has become engaged to the sperm donor who fathered her one-year-old daughter... [Read More]
Study suggests novel genetic mechanism behind HIV immunity
10 November 2014 - by Arit Udoh
Scientists claim to have discovered the genetic mechanism by which two patients developed immunity to HIV infection... [Read More]
Irish Supreme Court denies genetic mother birth certificate right
10 November 2014 - by Antony Starza-Allen
The Supreme Court of Ireland has ruled that the genetic mother of twins born to a surrogate cannot be included as the children's mother on their birth certificates, saying that it is for the Irish Parliament to legislate in this area..... [Read More]
Event Review: Crick Lecture 2014 - 'Genetic control and the mammalian radiation'
10 November 2014 - by Matthew Thomas
You and all the whales, rhinos and bats owe your lives to a tiny shrew... [Read More]

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