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How the USA's antiquated citizenship policies discriminate against families of same-sex parents
15 July 2019 - by Professor Sonia Suter
The State Department's citizenship policies for children born abroad through assisted reproductive technologies, however, are out of touch, leading to devastating denials of US citizenship for children born to American citizens in same-sex marriages... [Read More]
NHS approves gene-silencing drug for rare hereditary condition
15 July 2019 - by Charlotte Spicer
The first RNA-based therapy has been approved for NHS use in England... [Read More]
Plaque to finally honour snubbed IVF pioneers
15 July 2019 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
The Royal Oldham Hospital is commissioning a new plaque to honour Jean Purdy and Sister Muriel Harris who played a pivotal role in the world's first IVF baby... [Read More]
Healthy lifestyle lowers dementia risk irrespective of genetics
15 July 2019 - by Jen Willows
A healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of getting dementia, even in people who have a genetic predisposition, according to a new study... [Read More]
Couple sues IVF clinic after embryo mix-up
15 July 2019 - by Dr Rachel Montgomery
A couple are suing a US fertility clinic after an IVF mix-up resulted in the woman giving birth to twin boys unrelated to them - or each other... [Read More]
Lack of vaginal bacteria linked to ovarian cancer
15 July 2019 - by Dr Katie Howe
Women who have fewer protective bacteria in the vagina may be at increased risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to new research... [Read More]

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