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CONTENTS Issue #798
What's wrong with having a baby at 65?
Podcast Review: The UK's Genetic Structure Revealed
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What's wrong with having a baby at 65?
20 April 2015 - by Dr Irenee Daly
Postmenopausal mothers are often accused of having selfish reasons for having a child. Yet on closer examination, perhaps we need to question the rhetoric that postmenopausal motherhood is always unacceptable.... [Read More]
German grandmother, 65, pregnant with quadruplets
20 April 2015 - by Jessica Ware
A 65-year-old German woman is set to become the world's oldest mother of quadruplets... [Read More]
Most people harbour at least one lethal mutation
20 April 2015 - by Chris Baldacci
Geneticists have estimated that each of us carries an average of one or two lethal, but recessive, genes in our DNA... [Read More]
Review supports existence of the 'placebome'
20 April 2015 - by Ruth Retassie
Some people may be genetically more likely to experience the 'placebo effect', according to a review of recent studies... [Read More]
Tumour mutations often misidentified
20 April 2015 - by Dr Lucy Freem
Genetic testing to guide the choice of cancer treatment may be misleading unless tumour DNA is compared to normal DNA... [Read More]
Baby born from sperm collected 48 hours after father died
20 April 2015 - by Simon Hazelwood-Smith
A baby boy has been born using sperm collected 48 hours after the fathers' death. The healthy child was conceived through IVF after a lengthy legal process in Australia, following the death of the father in a motorcycle accident in 2011.... [Read More]
New stem cell type discovered
20 April 2015 - by Sophie McLachlan
A new type of stem cell has been discovered that has the ability to transform into a larger number of cell types than both human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells... [Read More]
Sperm DNA changes linked to autism
20 April 2015 - by Dr Meghna Kataria
A study has found a link between DNA methylation levels in sperm and an increased risk of autism in children, indicating that epigenetic changes could explain why the disorder appears to run in families.... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The UK's Genetic Structure Revealed
20 April 2015 - by Dr Meghna Kataria
This podcast by the Guardian's Science Weekly features an interview with Professor Peter Donnelly from the University of Oxford. As a part of the People of the British Isles project, his team has just mapped the DNA of 2,039 Caucasian Britons from all over rural UK revealing new insights into what it means to be British... [Read More]

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