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CONTENTS Issue #787
COMMENT
Surrogacy: The difference a due date makes
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Radio Review: Out of the Ordinary - Desperately Seeking Sperm
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Surrogacy: The difference a due date makes
26 January 2015 - by Merry Varney
The UK Government has finally changed the law to allow parents of children born through surrogacy the same rights to leave and pay as other parents. However, rather than bring the new law into effect immediately, the Government has only applied it to babies 'whose expected week of birth begins on or after 5th April 2015'. This presents some problems... [Read More]
ICSI no more effective than IVF
26 January 2015 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
A US study has found that despite increased use of ICSI over recent years, the technique is not associated with any improved reproductive outcomes over conventional IVF... [Read More]
Stem cells partially reverse disability in small MS trial
26 January 2015 - by Dr Tamara Hirsch
An early clinical trial investigating a new form of stem cell therapy for multiple sclerosis has demonstrated neurological improvement and enhanced quality of life for patients... [Read More]
Ebola mutations threaten drug development
26 January 2015 - by Rhys Baker
The Ebola virus may be mutating faster than treatments can be developed to combat it, according to research from US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases... [Read More]
Mutations in key gene drive malaria drug resistance
26 January 2015 - by Dr Anna Cauldwell
The malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum's resistance to artemisinin, one of the most effective antimalarial drugs, has been partially unravelled in a new Nature Genetics' study... [Read More]
Baby Gammy granted Australian citizenship
26 January 2015 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Baby Gammy, who was born with Down's syndrome to a Thai surrogate mother and was at the centre of a surrogacy scandal last year, has been granted Australian citizenship.... [Read More]
Complications for IVF babies declining, says Scandinavian study
26 January 2015 - by Purvi Shah
A study has shown a decline in the rates of stillbirths and premature deliveries of babies conceived via assisted reproductive technology in four Nordic countries.... [Read More]
Radio Review: Out of the Ordinary - Desperately Seeking Sperm
26 January 2015 - by Simon Hazelwood-Smith
The world of unregulated sperm donation is revealed as an underground market of desperation, exploitation and remarkable characters. [Read More]

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