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Breaches of the HFEA's donor 'ten family' limit - who should be told what?
19 January 2015 - by Professor Eric Blyth and Dr Marilyn Crawshaw
Freedom of Information requests and email correspondence reveal the HFEA's singular lack of coherence as regards breaches of its family-limit policy... [Read More]
The real cost of infertility?
19 January 2015 - by Dr Kirsty Horsey
The fourth and final session of the Progress Educational Trust's (PET) annual conference was a single speaker session: Professor Lord Robert Winston, who was introduced and chaired by Jeremy Laurance... [Read More]
Gene linked to aggressive breast cancers
19 January 2015 - by Kirsty Oswald
UK researchers have identified a gene that is active in a difficult-to-treat form of breast cancer, raising the possibility of developing targeted treatments. [Read More]
Thai surrogates battle for babies birthed for Japanese millionaire
19 January 2015 - by Ayesha Ahmad and James Brooks
The surrogate mothers of nine of the babies fathered by a Japanese man and taken into care by the Thai authorities have filed for custody of the children... [Read More]
Environment has greater influence on immunity than genes
19 January 2015 - by Kirsty Oswald
A twin study has shown that the majority of variation in immunity between individuals is due to non-genetic factors. [Read More]
Heart failure gene mutations identified
19 January 2015 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
Scientists have narrowed down the harmful mutations that cause dilated cardiomyopathy, the leading cause of inherited heart failure, which could lead the way to better screening and more accurate diagnosis. [Read More]

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