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CONTENTS Issue #941 (12 March 2018)
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Courts uphold donor conceived child's existing relationships
12 March 2018 - by Jessica Smith
The recent landmark Court of Appeal case Re G – where the biological grandparents of a child born from donor sperm have been granted contact with the child – has been a hot topic of discussion among the legal and mainstream press... [Read More]
UK public in favour of genome editing human embryos for disease
12 March 2018 - by Kathryn Ashe
British people are largely in favour of using genome editing to prevent inheritance of genetic disorders, according to a survey by the Royal Society... [Read More]
Malfunction at clinic may compromise frozen eggs and embryos
12 March 2018 - by Lone Hørlyck
A temperature fluctuation in a storage bank has compromised at least 2100 frozen eggs and embryos in a fertility clinic in Cleveland Ohio... [Read More]
CRISPR used to find new drug target for ALS
12 March 2018 - by Martha Henriques
Researchers have used genome editing to reveal genes that could be new therapeutic drug targets for the neurodegenerative condition amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)... [Read More]
Arizona embryo bill raises 'personhood' concerns
12 March 2018 - by Georgia Everett
The Arizona House of Representatives is considering a bill that would mean a couple's cryopreserved embryos could still be used by one of the parties if they split... [Read More]
23andMe test for cancer risk gains FDA approval
12 March 2018 - by Anna Mallach
The first direct-to-consumer test for cancer risk genes has been approved by the US's Food and Drug Administration... [Read More]
Certain antihistamines linked to reduced male fertility
12 March 2018 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
Studies in humans and animals have found that certain antihistamines may affect testicular function in males... [Read More]
John Sulston obituary: Pioneer genome researcher dies
9 March 2018 - by Martha Henriques
Professor Sir John Sulston, a pioneer of human genome research, has died at the age of 75... [Read More]
Event Review: The Future of Your Genetic Health
12 March 2018 - by Dr Rachel Brown
What are the medical and ethical implications of genetic technologies such as gene therapy, personalised medicine, and genome editing? [Read More]

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