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Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative aims to achieve continent-wide disease surveillance
19 October 2020 - by Bethany Muller
$100 million has been invested into the launch of Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and the African Union Commission... [Read More]
Amy Coney Barrett may threaten access to IVF if appointed to the US Supreme Court
19 October 2020 - by Michaela Chen
The presumed appointment of Federal Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court has caused concern among the IVF and fertility communities... [Read More]
Campaign to register stem cell donors saves baby
19 October 2020 - by Martha Roberts
A critically ill one-year-old child has found a matching stem cell donor after his family started a public campaign urging people to sign up to the UK stem cell register... [Read More]
COVID-19 leads to more women freezing their eggs
19 October 2020 - by Sarah Gregory
The number of women considering freezing their eggs has increased, and it may be due to the COVID-19 pandemic… [Read More]
Developmental disorders linked to 28 newly associated genes
19 October 2020 - by Dr Rachael Boyle
285 genes have been identified as being causally implicated in developmental disorders, 28 of which have never previously been linked with such conditions... [Read More]
Inflammation and specific gene mutations implicated in Parkinson's disease
19 October 2020 - by Dr Rosie Morley
A link between inflammation and specific genetic mutations in Parkinson's patients has been established according to a new study... [Read More]
COVID-19 may harm sperm production
12 October 2020 - by Laura Riggall
Men who recover from moderate or severe COVID-19 symptoms may have reduced fertility, a new study has claimed... [Read More]
CRISPR genome editing pioneers win Nobel prize in chemistry
12 October 2020 - by Dr Eleanor Lynam
Professors Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their development of CRISPR genome editing... [Read More]
Dutch gynaecologist used own sperm to father 17 children
12 October 2020 - by Christina Burke
A gynaecologist fathered at least 17 children after secretly using his own sperm to impregnate fertility patients at a hospital in the Netherlands... [Read More]
Gay men in Russia using surrogacy threatened with arrest
12 October 2020 - by Blair Sowry
Gay couples in Russia who have become parents via surrogacy, may face arrest under baby trafficking laws... [Read More]
Mitochondrial DNA may predict male fertility
12 October 2020 - by Jennifer Frosch
A single-measure biomarker in sperm could replace traditional measures of male fertility, study shows... [Read More]
Polygenic type 1 diabetes can present in neonates
12 October 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
A new extreme subtype of polygenic type 1 diabetes has been identified in infants under six months of age... [Read More]
Extend legal time limit on frozen eggs says bioethics report
5 October 2020 - by Dr Helen Robertson
The ten-year limit on storing women's eggs frozen for non-medical reasons should be extended, according to the UK's leading bioethics body... [Read More]
Neanderthal genes may increase risk for severe COVID-19
5 October 2020 - by Emma Bunting
A stretch of DNA, thought to triple the risk of developing severe COVID-19, has been passed down by Neanderthals to modern humans, scientists claim... [Read More]
Precision cancer drug targets DNA repair
5 October 2020 - by Dr Melania Montes Pérez
A new anti-tumour drug that prevents cancer cells from repairing their DNA shows promising results in an early-stage clinical trial... [Read More]
Sperm donor awarded damages after sperm used by gay couples
5 October 2020 - by Martha Roberts
A sperm donor has been awarded compensation from fertility clinic after his sperm was used in the treatment of same-sex couples and single women against his wishes... [Read More]
UK Government launches plan for genomic healthcare system
5 October 2020 - by Laura Riggall
The UK Government has launched a new strategy to establish the most advanced genomic healthcare system in the world in a bid to secure the UK as a global leader in genomics.. [Read More]
Women treated for ovarian tumours can conceive
5 October 2020 - by Dr Melanie Krause
Women treated for early-stage borderline ovarian tumours may still have a chance of becoming pregnant, according to a new study... [Read More]
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]
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