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Genes identified that allow cancer to escape the immune system
28 September 2020 - by Charlott Repschlager
Genes that play a role in cancer's evasion of the immune system have been identified... [Read More]
HFEA data shows rise in IVF across family types
28 September 2020 - by Julianna Photopoulos
A new report from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has identified how fertility treatment is being used in the UK by single patients as well as heterosexual and female same-sex couples... [Read More]
Higher incidence of immunological diseases in donor sperm-conceived adults
28 September 2020 - by Javier Bautista
Adults conceived through sperm donation self-reported higher frequencies of immunological diseases compared with adults born through spontaneous conception, according to a new study... [Read More]
Immunity gene mutations and autoantibodies linked to severe COVID-19
28 September 2020 - by Melanie Krause
Two new studies highlight the underlying genetic causes that begin to explain why some COVID-19 patients suffer worse symptoms than others.... [Read More]
Placenta development occurs before a fertilised egg divides
28 September 2020 - by Martha Roberts
Placenta development is initiated first in human pregnancies, even before the embryo starts to form, according to new research... [Read More]
Scottish widow may use late husband's sperm for IVF
28 September 2020 - by Jen Willows
A Scottish court has ruled in favour of a woman who wants to use her deceased husband's sperm for IVF... [Read More]
Stem cell discovery may lead to new treatments for placenta complications
28 September 2020 - by Stella Hume
A new way to create stem cells that are able to produce placenta tissue has been discovered, potentially leading to new treatments for placenta complications that may arise during pregnancy. [Read More]
Embryo development 'clock' differs in mouse and human
21 September 2020 - by Emma Lamb
A newly discovered mechanism explains why pregnancies last longer in some species than others... [Read More]
Fertility doctor sued for using own sperm in treating patients
21 September 2020 - by Christina Burke
A Californian woman is suing her fertility doctor for using his own sperm in her treatment... [Read More]
Gene crucial to the regulation of sexual desire in men discovered
21 September 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
A single gene which encodes the enzyme aromatase, is crucial for the regulation of male sexual desire according to research from Northwestern University, Illinois... [Read More]
Regenerative potential discovered for human blood stem cells
21 September 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Embryonic haematopoietic stem cells (HCSs) have a much higher regenerative capacity than umbilical cord HSCs, scientists have discovered... [Read More]
Scottish woman makes case to use late husband's sperm
21 September 2020 - by Blair Sowry
A woman is asking the Scottish courts for the opportunity to undergo IVF treatment using her deceased husband's sperm... [Read More]
Sudden changes in endometrial cell gene expression allow embryo implantation to occur
21 September 2020 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
The window during which embryo implantation occurs in humans is marked by changes in gene expression in the cells of the endometrium, a new study has shown... [Read More]
CRISPR genome editing improved by enzyme testing
14 September 2020 - by Rowda Dahir
The safety and efficiency of CRISPR genome editing can be improved by identifying the best genome editing option for a specific application... [Read More]
Irish Court to consider passport application for surrogate-born child
14 September 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
Ireland's Minister for Foreign Affairs has been challenged in the High Court of Ireland after 'unreasonable delays' in processing a passport application made on behalf of a child born via surrogacy abroad... [Read More]
Japanese PM candidate pledges increased access to fertility treatment
14 September 2020 - by Dr Marieke Bigg
Yoshihide Suga, the frontrunner to become Japan's next prime minister, has proposed that fertility treatments should be covered by insurance.... [Read More]
New Zealand parents unable to reach surrogate babies overseas
14 September 2020 - by Laura Riggall
Families in New Zealand with babies born through surrogacy are unable to bring them home due to international border restrictions caused by COVID-19... [Read More]
Oesophageal cancer detection may be accelerated by genome sequencing
14 September 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
A statistical model that uses genomic data to calculate which patients are most likely to develop oesophageal cancer eight years before diagnosis has been developed... [Read More]
Transgender girl's sperm to be stored until court date
14 September 2020 - by Bethany Muller
The NHS has agreed to continue storing a dead teen's frozen sperm until her mother can bring the case to court... [Read More]
BRCA-associated breast cancer risk may be influenced by the woman's genome
7 September 2020 - by Laura Riggall
Women with high risk single-gene variants in the BRCA gene may have a lower risk of developing breast cancer than previously reported... [Read More]
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