'Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis 2018: Current Practice and Beyond', 9-10 November 2018
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Heritable genome editing could be acceptable, says leading ethics body
17 July 2018 - by Alexander Ware
In a new report, the UK's Nuffield Council on Bioethics has concluded that the use of heritable genome editing 'could be ethically acceptable in some circumstances'... [Read More]
Anonymous gamete donation to be banned in Ireland
16 July 2018 - by Grace O'Regan
The anonymous donation of sperm and eggs for use in assisted reproduction is due to be banned in Ireland by next autumn... [Read More]
Fertility treatment doesn't boost womb or breast cancer risk
16 July 2018 - by Charlott Repschlager
Assisted reproduction techniques such as IVF do not increase a woman's risk of developing womb or breast cancer, a new study has found... [Read More]
Gene therapy reverses type 2 diabetes in mice
16 July 2018 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Gene therapy has been used in mice to successfully reverse obesity and insulin resistance, as well as other markers of type 2 diabetes... [Read More]
Genetics of success revealed by large study
16 July 2018 - by Paul Waldron
A person's genes can partly predict their likelihood of success in life, according to a new study... [Read More]
Genome editing lowers cholesterol in monkeys
16 July 2018 - by Alexander Ware
Researchers have successfully used genome editing to reduce blood cholesterol in living monkeys... [Read More]
Genome editing turns cancer cells against their own
16 July 2018 - by Jennifer Willows
Cancer cells may be edited to attack tumours according to new research published in Science Translational Medicine... [Read More]
HFEA to issue regulations on IVF add-ons
16 July 2018 - by Rachel Siden
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority will require fertility clinics to give patients full information about any IVF 'add-on' services being offered to them... [Read More]
Pregnant Cambodian surrogates charged with human trafficking
16 July 2018 - by Melanie Krause
At least 32 pregnant Cambodian women have been charged for involvement in human trafficking... [Read More]
Genetic link between obesity and loneliness discovered
9 July 2018 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
A total of 15 genetic loci linked to loneliness have been discovered in a new study, as well as an association between obesity and a person's risk of loneliness and depression... [Read More]
NHS will become flagship health service for genomic medicine
9 July 2018 - by Ruth Retassie
Genomics England and the NHS will incorporate genome sequencing into routine care by establishing the Genomic Medicine Service... [Read More]
Nuts improve sperm quality, antioxidants don't
9 July 2018 - by Dr Marianne Kennedy and Shaoni Bhattacharya
Eating nuts may significantly improve sperm quality and function in healthy men, suggests new research... [Read More]
Scientists use CRISPR in human sperm cells
9 July 2018 - by Charlotte Spicer
US scientists have successfully delivered CRISPR genome editing components to human sperm cells for the first time... [Read More]
Stem cells repair muscle after heart attack in monkeys
9 July 2018 - by Dr Lanay Griessner
Injecting stem cell-derived cardiac cells after a heart attack may help repair damaged tissue, according to a study published in Nature Biotechnology... [Read More]
USA orders DNA tests to reunite separated migrant families
9 July 2018 - by Melanie Krause
Over 2500 migrant children, who were separated from their parents at the US-Mexican border, will be genetically tested to reunite them with their families... [Read More]
Women freeze eggs waiting for partners, not for careers
9 July 2018 - by Georgia Everett
Women are more likely to freeze their eggs due to a lack of a stable partner, rather than for career planning, according to a new study... [Read More]
DNA shed by embryos could offer non-invasive testing
5 July 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
DNA shed from early embryos could one day provide an alternative way of genetically testing them without having to do a biopsy, suggests a small pilot study... [Read More]
100-year-old method of fallopian flushing works years later
4 July 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
New results from an ongoing study, which previously suggested that 'flushing' the fallopian tubes with poppyseed oil might increase the chances of conception and reduce the need for IVF, indicate that the procedure continues to improve the chances of conception three years after it has been carried out... [Read More]
Eight million ART babies and counting
3 July 2018 - by Sarah Norcross
Almost 40 years after the birth of the world's first IVF baby, Louise Brown, more than 8 million babies have been born as a result of IVF and other assisted reproduction treatments... [Read More]
'Energising' patients' eggs for ICSI has no effect
3 July 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
A controversial technique to super-charge patients' eggs with their own mitochondria before undergoing assisted reproduction does not improve success rates, suggests a new study... [Read More]
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