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CONTENTS Issue #795
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Event Review: In conversation with Dr Amy Gutmann
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Modern families: The kids are alright!
23 March 2015 - by Professor Susan Golombok
The spat between Dolce & Gabbana and Elton John – apart from raising the somewhat baffling question of what exactly are 'chemical' babies? – highlights the more pertinent question of what are the consequences of IVF, surrogacy and other forms of assisted reproduction for parents and children... [Read More]
Lost in translation? Converting statutory criteria into clinic practice
23 March 2015 - by Marisa Allman
The recent case of X v Y v CRM highlights the potential legal difficulties for children born via assisted conception of clinic error. A recent audit by the HFEA discovered that 50 out of 75 clinics nationwide reported anomalies in respect of the signing or keeping of forms for legal parenthood... [Read More]
Ribosome nobel laureate elected to Royal Society presidency
23 March 2015 - by Hannah Somers
Professor Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan has been confirmed to succeed Sir Paul Nurse as the President Elect of the Royal Society as of December this year... [Read More]
Aspirin's anti-cancer actions depend on individual genetic make-up
23 March 2015 - by Rhys Baker
Whether or not aspirin reduces a person's risk of bowel cancer could all be down to their genetic make-up, according to a US study... [Read More]
US scientists clash with Indian health officials over swine flu mutations
23 March 2015 - by Fiona Ibanichuka
A dispute has arisen between US scientists and Indian health officials over the virulence of the H1N1 swine flu virus... [Read More]
There's a little microbial DNA in all of us, says study
23 March 2015 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
The human genome contains genes from plants, fungi and various microorganisms that cohabited with our ancestors, research shows... [Read More]
Embryo gene-editing is unsafe and unethical, say gene-editing scientists
23 March 2015 - by Dr Meghna Kataria
Scientists have called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the gene-editing technique CRISPR/Cas9 in human embryos and germ cells... [Read More]
IVF culture media may influence sex of embryo
23 March 2015 - by Sophie McLachlan
The nutrient-filled liquid used to grow embryos during IVF might affect the resulting male to female birth ratio, a study suggests... [Read More]
Man wins £40,000 in damages after wife tricks him into believing IVF baby is his
23 March 2015 - by Chee Hoe Low
A lecturer from London has been awarded nearly £40,000 in damages after his businesswoman ex-wife deceived him for over six years into believing that he was the biological father of her IVF-born son... [Read More]
Event Review: In conversation with Dr Amy Gutmann
23 March 2015 - by Dr Rachel Montgomery
On 15 March 2015, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics held its annual public lecture, which this year featured political scientist and philosopher Dr Amy Gutmann, chair of the US Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues... [Read More]

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