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COVID leaves surrogate babies stranded in Russia
3 August 2020 - by Laura Riggall
As many as 1000 babies born through surrogacy in Russia have been unable to meet their intended parents due to the COVID-19 pandemic... [Read More]
Epigenetic factors control mouse embryo development
3 August 2020 - by Martha Roberts
Key epigenetic factors regulating cell diversity in mouse embryos have been revealed in new research... [Read More]
Gene therapy reverses memory loss from Alzheimer's in mice
3 August 2020 - by Dr Rachael Boyle
Memory loss has been reversed in mice with Alzheimer's disease following gene therapy... [Read More]
Known genes associated with male infertility doubled
3 August 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
Thirty-three genes associated with male infertility have been identified through a 'genomics-first' approach to understanding the condition... [Read More]
Studying SARS-CoV-2 using human lung organoids
3 August 2020 - by Melanie Krause
Scientists from Stanford University, California, USA have developed a new model system to better study the lung damage that occurs during COVID-19... [Read More]
A 3D bioprinter produces a beating human heart using stem cells
27 July 2020 - by Dr Jay Stone
In a world first, scientists at the University of Minnesota have shown it is possible to 3D print a mini beating human heart... [Read More]
Chemotherapy infertility risk more likely discussed with female patients
27 July 2020 - by Hannah Somers
Clinicians are more likely to discuss reproductive risks associated with chemotherapy with female patients than with male patients, according to a new study of American patients... [Read More]
Discovery of a tiny CRISPR protein perfect for human genome editing
27 July 2020 - by Christina Burke
An exceptionally small CRISPR-associated enzyme, which may significantly increase the efficacy of human genome editing, has been discovered by US researchers... [Read More]
Gene mutations discovered as a trigger for male infertility
27 July 2020 - by Charlott Repschlager
Mutations in the M1AP gene have been identified by researchers as a major trigger for male infertility... [Read More]
Human quadruple-stranded DNA discovered
27 July 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
Quadruple-stranded DNA has been observed in healthy human cells for the first time, shedding light on its possible role in cancer... [Read More]
Rare genetic variant increases pain threshold during childbirth
27 July 2020 - by Martha Roberts
A key genetic variant has been discovered in women who experience less pain during labour... [Read More]
Complete human chromosome sequenced for first time
20 July 2020 - by Laura Riggall
A complete DNA sequence of the human X chromosome has been produced, the first time a human chromosome has been read in its entirety... [Read More]
Coronavirus transmitted to newborn through mother's placenta
20 July 2020 - by Jennifer Frosch
Pregnant women infected with COVID-19 may pass on the disease-causing virus to their baby through the placenta, researchers in France suggest... [Read More]
Does 'junk DNA' play a role in stem cell differentiation?
20 July 2020 - by Jinkinson Smith
A part of the human genome derived from viral RNA has been shown to play a major role in inducing stem cells to become neurons... [Read More]
Embryos with abnormal cells may be common and result in IVF success
20 July 2020 - by Emma Lamb
Errors in the genetic material of embryonic cells following IVF are more common and less damaging in normal human development than previously thought... [Read More]
Human sperm cells grown in vitro as a potential step to treat male infertility
20 July 2020 - by Dr Maria Botcharova
Scientists have made progress towards a reliable technique for treating male infertility... [Read More]
Saving lives with early breast and ovarian cancer screening
20 July 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Screening all women over 30 for the most common breast and ovarian cancer causing mutations could prevent millions of cancer deaths worldwide, according to a new study... [Read More]
Canada's Supreme Court upholds genetic non-discrimination law
13 July 2020 - by Emma Bunting
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled to uphold a federal law forbidding third parties from demanding people's genetic information... [Read More]
Genome editing in mitochondria finally possible
13 July 2020 - by Jen Willows
US scientists have developed a method of making precise edits to mitochondrial DNA within living cells... [Read More]
Neanderthal DNA linked to COVID-19 risk
13 July 2020 - by Charlotte Spicer
A small fragment of genetic code inherited from Neanderthals may increase the risk of severe illness from COVID-19... [Read More]
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