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DNA company accused of fudging people's genetic test results
16 September 2019 - by Dr Maria Botcharova
Seventeen former employees of a genetic testing company, Orig3n, have accused it of not meeting scientific standards and returning inaccurate results... [Read More]
Fertility clinic ordered to reveal donor list after sperm mix-up
16 September 2019 - by Georgia Everett
A New Jersey couple is suing a fertility clinic after another man's sperm was accidentally used during their IVF treatment... [Read More]
Genome-editing shows potential for treating HIV in patient
16 September 2019 - by Charlotte Spicer
Chinese scientists have used the genome editing tool CRISPR in an attempt to treat HIV in a patient with blood cancer, for the first time... [Read More]
Google bans ads for 'unproven' treatments from stem cell clinics
16 September 2019 - by Jen Willows
Google has announced a new Healthcare and Medicines policy whereby clinics offering 'unproven or experimental medical techniques' will not be allowed to advertise on the platform... [Read More]
HFEA urges IVF clinics to be more transparent about add-ons
16 September 2019 - by Rikita Patel
The UK fertility regulator, the HFEA, has called for reforms in the way fertility add-on treatments are offered to patients, according to a consensus statement... [Read More]
Novel method uses human stem cells to mimic early embryos
16 September 2019 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
Scientists have developed a new device that uses iPSCs to create the most advanced artificial model of early human embryo development... [Read More]
Egypt says egg-freezing is permissible in Islam
9 September 2019 - by Rachel Siden
Following the viral Facebook post of an Egyptian woman who announced that she had frozen her eggs, Egypt's Islamic legislature Dar Al-Ifta announced that egg freezing is permissible within Islam under certain conditions... [Read More]
IVF temporarily changes babies' epigenetics
9 September 2019 - by Dr Rachel Montgomery
A new study has found that children born from assisted reproductive technologies have different epigenetic patterns to those born through natural conception - but that these differences vanish by adulthood... [Read More]
NHS to provide gene therapy for rare eye disease
9 September 2019 - by Jen Willows
An in-body gene therapy treatment has been approved to treat a rare genetic form of blindness... [Read More]
Study reveals genes linked to left-handedness
9 September 2019 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
A new genome-wide association study has identified specific gene regions that can influence left-handedness and differences in brain organisation which may be linked to better verbal skills... [Read More]
World's first transplanted cornea made from stem cells is success
9 September 2019 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
A team in Japan has successfully carried out the world's first transplant of corneal tissue made from human iPS cells... [Read More]
Brain waves detected in lab-grown mini-brains for first time
2 September 2019 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Human mini-brains grown from stem cells in the lab, have shown electrical activity on a par with that of premature, newborn baby brains... [Read More]
Declaration on genome editing released by biotech companies
2 September 2019 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Companies harnessing genome-editing technology have announced their own declaration on the use of the technology... [Read More]
DNA mutation lets some people live healthily on less sleep
2 September 2019 - by Jen Willows
A gene variant has been discovered that allows carriers to function normally on less sleep than other people... [Read More]
Genome-editing tool offers hope for intractable genetic diseases
2 September 2019 - by Meghna Kataria
Scientists have developed a genome editing method that could one day be used to treat conditions such as progeria and Huntington’s disease... [Read More]
No single 'gay gene' suggest genome studies
2 September 2019 - by Helen Robertson
The largest study to date into the genetic basis of sexuality has found that there is no single gene associated with same-sex sexual behaviour... [Read More]
Trump plans to 'extract' DNA from undocumented immigrants
2 September 2019 - by Georgia Everett
The US administration wants to allow Customs and Border Protection to collect genetic material from undocumented immigrants in government custody, according to a leaked draft policy... [Read More]
Blood test detects ovarian cancer two years earlier
27 August 2019 - by Emma Laycock
Scientists have developed a blood test that may be able to detect ovarian cancer up to two years earlier than other methods... [Read More]
Mitochondria linked to stem cell transplant rejection
27 August 2019 - by Jen Willows
A new study has shown why stem cell transplants, even derived from the patient's own cells can be rejected... [Read More]
NHS group denies single women IVF treatment
27 August 2019 - by Jen Willows
An NHS group has banned single women from accessing funded fertility treatment... [Read More]
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