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Squealing on DNA: the law and secondary uses of genetic information
30 March 2015 - by Professor Nils Hoppe
One of the legally and ethically problematic issues regularly debated in the context of biobanks and tissue repositories is that of its potential for forensic use. When Anna Lindh (the Swedish foreign minister) was murdered in 2003, her killer was subsequently identified by way of matching DNA traces found at the crime scene with data contained on the killer's Guthrie card... [Read More]
The picture doesn’t have to look like this
30 March 2015 - by Vicky Whitehead
In England, the IVF postcode lottery impacts on every different level of a patient's NHS treatment in a myriad of ways. Not only is there widespread variation in who can access treatment and the number of IVF cycles available, but even in how a cycle is defined... [Read More]
Single gene cripples flu defence
30 March 2015 - by Dr James Heather
A report has found that rare mutations in a single gene made one girl genetically susceptible to severe influenza infection... [Read More]
Offer three IVF cycles now, Scottish Government told
30 March 2015 - by Antony Starza-Allen
A charity has called for all NHS Boards in Scotland to move towards offering eligible patients three full cycles of IVF... [Read More]
Genomics England forms industry collaboration
30 March 2015 - by Kirsty Oswald
Genomics England has announced a new consortium that will see it share data from the 100,000 Genomes Project with major industry players... [Read More]
IVF autism link vanishes when only one child born
30 March 2015 - by Dr Charlotte Warren-Gash
Children conceived with assisted reproductive technology may be twice as likely to develop autism... [Read More]
Angelina Jolie has ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to reduce BRCA risk
30 March 2015 - by Sophie McLachlan
In an article in the New York Times, Angelina Jolie has revealed her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed, in her on-going battle to reduce her risk of cancer... [Read More]
Iceland genome study predicts DNA of entire nation
30 March 2015 - by Dr Meghna Kataria
Scientists in Iceland have produced a comprehensive portrait of the nation's genetic makeup... [Read More]

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