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CONTENTS Issue #782
COMMENT
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
DVD Review: A Different Story Revisited
Event Review: Arrival of the Fittest
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Where you get your information about breast cancer
1 December 2014 - by Sandy Starr
Where do people seek out, or most commonly come across, information about breast cancer? And how confident are they that this information is accurate?... [Read More]
Whose genome is it anyway? Ethics and whole genome sequencing before birth
1 December 2014 - by Dr Ainsley Newson
Geneticist Razib Khan's decision to obtain the whole genome sequence of his partner's fetus in utero shows us that genomics is no longer a fantasy. While it would be a mistake to use this one example to condemn the entire practice of whole genome sequencing prior to birth, I will suggest here why we should look before we leap... [Read More]
Click through on Cyber Monday
1 December 2014 - by Sarah Norcross
Cyber Monday is the day on which internet shopping sales are expected to soar... [Read More]
Nerve cells behind pain and itch sensations made in lab
1 December 2014 - by Siobhan Chan
Nerve cells that react to pain and cold in the same way as human neurons have been formed in the lab, scientists report... [Read More]
Immune-related mutations might maintain memory
1 December 2014 - by Chris Hardy
Common variants of immune-related genes have been linked with memory performance... [Read More]
DNA test could warn of blood cancer five years in advance
1 December 2014 - by Dr Anna Cauldwell
Genetics researchers in the US have identified mutations that significantly increase the likelihood that an individual will go on to develop blood cancer... [Read More]
Thai parliament votes to outlaw commercial surrogacy
1 December 2014 - by Jenny Sharpe
Thailand's interim parliament has voted in support of a law to ban its largely unregulated surrogacy trade. [Read More]
World's first commercialised gene therapy set to be 'world's most expensive drug'
1 December 2014 - by Arit Udoh
Glybera, the first gene therapy to go on sale in Europe, is set to cost €1.1m (£870,000) per patient, making it the world's most expensive drug... [Read More]
DVD Review: A Different Story Revisited
1 December 2014 - by Ëlo Luik
An informative and encouraging view into becoming a family through donor conception - the Donor Conception (DC) Network way... [Read More]
Event Review: Arrival of the Fittest
1 December 2014 - by Arit Udoh
Precisely how adaptation and innovation fits into the process of natural selection remains a mystery. Evolutionary biologist Andreas Wagner thinks he's cracked the puzzle and tried to get us to agree at this Royal Institution lecture... [Read More]

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