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CRISPR gene therapy for sickle cell disease approved by the FDA
12 April 2021 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A clinical trial for a new gene therapy approach to treat sickle cell disease has been approved to proceed by the US Food and Drug Administration... [Read More]
Early menopausal women could have ovarian function restored
12 April 2021 - by Joseph Hamilton
Women experiencing early-stage menopause had their menstrual cycle restored after receiving ovarian injections of platelet-rich plasma and gonadotrophins, according to a Taiwanese study, with one woman becoming pregnant after IVF... [Read More]
Genome editing 'toolkit' to speed up gene therapy development
12 April 2021 - by Christina Burke
A genome editing consortium funded by the US National Institutes of Health has unveiled plans to develop a new genome editing 'toolkit' to accelerate the development of gene therapies... [Read More]
Human DNA shed into the air is collected and sequenced
12 April 2021 - by Dr George Janes
Mammalian DNA can be collected from the air and sequenced with species-level resolution, a study has shown for first time... [Read More]
Stem cell transplants reduce relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in children
12 April 2021 - by Charlott Repschlager
Stem cell transplants may significantly reduce their chances of relapse in children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia who received CAR-T cell therapy... [Read More]
Study estimates cost of uterine transplant
12 April 2021 - by Eleanor Mackle
A human uterus transplant is estimated to have a total cost of €74,564 on average, according to a new study from Sweden... [Read More]
Y-chromosome-linked infertility discovered
12 April 2021 - by Emma Lamb
The largest study to date into unexplained infertility in men has been conducted by UK and Estonian researchers... [Read More]
Deep learning tool saves time selecting embryos for IVF
29 March 2021 - by Bethany Muller
Time spent by embryologists selecting embryos for IVF could be reduced by using artificial intelligence to fuse time-lapse images taken of the developing cells... [Read More]
Ethnic minority women are less likely to have successful fertility treatment
29 March 2021 - by Georgia Everett
A report published by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has indicated that ethnic minority women have lower chances of a successful pregnancy through fertility treatment, and particularly so for black women... [Read More]
Genetic research suggests men can develop polycystic ovary syndrome symptoms
29 March 2021 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
Men carrying genetic risk factors for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to develop diabetes, obesity and male-pattern baldness... [Read More]
NHS launches polygenic scores pilot to calculate heart disease risk
29 March 2021 - by Dr Melanie Krause
The NHS is to trial a new approach in personalised medicine that aims to help calculate patients' individual risk for heart disease... [Read More]
Semen quality linked to environmental factors during mother's pregnancy
29 March 2021 - by Blair Sowry
Semen quality may be impacted in men whose mothers were exposed to certain chemicals whilst pregnant, a recent study has found... [Read More]
'Zombie genes' increase expression after death
29 March 2021 - by Anna Wernick
A set of immune cell genes ramp up their expression after death, a new study has revealed... [Read More]
Crying human tear glands grown from stem cells
22 March 2021 - by Dr Rosie Morley
Human tear gland organoids, which actually produce tears, have been grown in the lab from stem cells and transplanted into mice... [Read More]
Gene therapy benefits seen decades after treatment
22 March 2021 - by Beatrice Costa
Healthy immune cells are still forming 18 years after blood stem cell transplantation in patients with faulty immune systems, research has found... [Read More]
How sperm transfer epigenetic memories to the embryo
22 March 2021 - by David Cansfield
The mechanism by which environmental factors are transferred from sperm to embryo has been identified... [Read More]
Mouse embryos grown outside a uterus for 11 days
22 March 2021 - by Dr George Janes
Researchers have devised a method for growing mouse embryos up to the point they start growing limbs and organs, outside of the uterus... [Read More]
Scottish Government report proposes funding more IVF
22 March 2021 - by Jennifer Frosch
Ministers should consider increasing the number of IVF cycles provided by the NHS, according to a report commissioned by the Scottish Government... [Read More]
Stem cells form human tissue that behave like early-stage embryos
22 March 2021 - by Christina Burke
For the first time, researchers have successfully developed models of early-stage human embryos using stem cells... [Read More]
First study of the genomic architecture of the human placenta
15 March 2021 - by Laura Riggall
The human placenta has a genetic structure resembling that of a tumour and has many of the gene mutations found in childhood cancers, according to scientists... [Read More]
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