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Bowel cancer rates rising among younger adults
20 May 2019 - by Grace O'Regan
The incidence of bowel cancer is increasing among under 50s in Europe and other high-income countries around the world, two studies have confirmed... [Read More]
Compound in broccoli reduces tumour growth
20 May 2019 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
A new study gives credence to the idea that broccoli could protect against cancer... [Read More]
Human germline is 'not inviolable', says German ethics council
20 May 2019 - by Helen Robertson
The German Ethics Council has stated that intervention in the human germline - that is, DNA inherited by children from their parents - 'is not inviolable' when it comes to potential interventions... [Read More]
Record numbers of parents preserving cord blood
20 May 2019 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
The number of new parents paying to bank their baby's umbilical cord blood for future use in stem cell therapies or transplantation in case of illness has increased by 59 percent in the space of four years in the UK... [Read More]
Scientists urge men to consider banking sperm before 35
20 May 2019 - by Sarah Gregory
New research has shown that men who start a family later in life are more likely to experience fertility problems and can increase the risk of health issues in their children... [Read More]
Texas bill would treat 'fertility fraud' as sexual assault
20 May 2019 - by Jennifer Willows
A bill to expand the definition of sexual assault to include fertility fraud has been passed by the Texas house of representatives... [Read More]
Genetic therapy fixes damaged hearts in pigs
13 May 2019 - by Melanie Krause
For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that a genetic therapy can regenerate heart tissue after heart attack injury in a large mammal... [Read More]
Indiana first US state to write 'fertility fraud' into law
13 May 2019 - by Suzi Denton
Indiana has become the first US state to pass legislation making it a criminal offence for fertility doctors to use their own sperm in treatment without their patients’ prior knowledge and consent... [Read More]
Italy will not recognise intended parent of surrogate-born child, court rules
13 May 2019 - by Antony Starza-Allen
Italy's highest court has ruled that the non-biological father of two children born through surrogacy overseas cannot be named as the children's legal parent... [Read More]
Native American man's DNA traced back 17,000 years
13 May 2019 - by Dr Sam Sherratt
A Native American man in Montana has the 'oldest' human DNA in the United States, according to news reports... [Read More]
Prostate cancer gene mutation raises risk of death by threefold
13 May 2019 - by Charlott Repschlager
A mutation that raises a prostate cancer patient's risk of death by threefold has been discovered... [Read More]
Record numbers of single women seeking fertility treatments
13 May 2019 - by Jakki Magowan
Women without male partners are increasingly seeking fertility treatment according to a new report by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority... [Read More]
Embryos not 'living persons' judges rule in Ohio case
7 May 2019 - by Suzi Denton
An appeal court in Cleveland, Ohio, has ruled that a couple's embryos lost in a freezer-failure incident last year were not 'living persons', and should not therefore have been treated as patients rather than property... [Read More]
Gene behind major cause of women's infertility found
7 May 2019 - by Jakki Magowan
A gene that plays a key role in causing polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has been discovered, and could lead to better disease prediction and treatment... [Read More]
Removing single gene prevents aggressive pancreatic cancer in mice
7 May 2019 - by Georgia Everett
Researchers have discovered that the deletion of a single gene can halt the development and progression of aggressive pancreatic cancer in mice... [Read More]
USA to roll out DNA testing at Mexico border
7 May 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
The USA's Department of Homeland Security is expected to initiate a DNA testing pilot programme this week at the US-Mexico border, in efforts to verify genetic relationships within families entering the USA... [Read More]
WiFi devices affect sperm, suggests study
7 May 2019 - by Catherine Heffner
A small study by researchers in Japan has indicated that exposure to WiFi may have detrimental effects on sperm function... [Read More]
Dutch fertility doctor fathered 49 children, DNA tests show
29 April 2019 - by Dr Rachel Montgomery
DNA tests have confirmed a Dutch doctor fathered 49 children after secretly using his own sperm to impregnate women at his fertility clinic... [Read More]
Gene therapy successfully treats 'bubble boy' disease
29 April 2019 - by Helen Robertson
Infants born with a severe immunodeficiency disorder have been successfully treated in a new gene therapy trial... [Read More]
Lung-disease gene edited in mice in the womb
29 April 2019 - by Dr Maria Botcharova
Scientists have used genome editing in mouse fetuses to edit a gene that causes severe lung disease... [Read More]
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