The Fertility Show, Manchester Central, 23-24 March 2019
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Call for temporary ban on heritable genome editing in humans
18 March 2019 - by Jakki Magowan
A group of international experts is calling for a moratorium on the clinical use of germline genome editing in humans... [Read More]
Cardiac stem cell study retracted over lack of reliability
18 March 2019 - by Caroline Casey
The Lancet has retracted a 2011 paper reporting clinical trial data using cardiac stem cells isolated by Dr Piero Anversa's former laboratory... [Read More]
First legal challenge to 10-year limit on egg freezing
18 March 2019 - by Martha Henriques
A group of women is bringing the UK's first legal challenge to the ten-year limit on preserving frozen eggs... [Read More]
Four in 10 young women would consider egg freezing
18 March 2019 - by Yvonne Collins
A survey by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has found that 44 percent of women aged 18-24 would consider freezing their eggs in the future... [Read More]
Infertility in women linked to greater cancer risk
18 March 2019 - by Catherine Heffner
A woman's risk of developing cancer is up to one fifth higher for those with fertility issues compared with those without these problems, according to new research... [Read More]
IVF baby birth weights have been rising for 25 years
18 March 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
The average birth weight of babies conceived by IVF has increased by approximately 180 grams over a 25-year period, a UK study suggests... [Read More]
Lawsuit filed on behalf of aborted embryo in Alabama
18 March 2019 - by Georgia Everett
In the first case of its kind, a lawyer will represent an aborted embryo in an Alabama court, potentially setting a precedent that could affect fertility treatments such as IVF... [Read More]
Australia's Attorney-General argues sperm donor's case as parent
11 March 2019 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
The Australian High Court has heard a case concerning the legal parentage of a child born following sperm donation... [Read More]
DNA damage in neurons repaired during sleep
11 March 2019 - by Catherine Heffner
Sleep has an important role in allowing DNA in brain cells to repair, suggests a new study that also links higher chromosome activity at night to DNA repair... [Read More]
Dogs offer clue to human sperm decline
11 March 2019 - by Jakki Magowan
Chemicals in household carpets and flooring, clothing and upholstery, are damaging sperm quality in men and domestic dogs... [Read More]
Parents of dead US cadet gain order to preserve his sperm
11 March 2019 - by Jennifer Willows
The parents of an army cadet who died after a skiing accident in Westchester, New York have been allowed to have his sperm preserved... [Read More]
Two more patients free of HIV after stem-cell transplants
11 March 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
Two HIV patients have been found to have undetectable levels of the virus after receiving stem-cell transplants as part of treatment for cancer. There has only been one other case of this kind, reported ten years ago in Berlin... [Read More]
China drafts new regulations on 'high risk' biomedical technologies
4 March 2019 - by Hugo Wolfe
The Chinese government has announced new regulations on genomic technologies in response to a Chinese scientist's claim to have created genome edited babies... [Read More]
CRISPR base-editing linked to off-target effects
4 March 2019 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
Two new studies suggest that a form of CRISPR base editing is more error-prone than previously thought... [Read More]
Extremely rare semi-identical twins identified for second time
4 March 2019 - by Dr Maria Botcharova
The birth of extremely rare semi-identical, or sesquizygotic, twins has been reported in Brisbane, Australia... [Read More]
Genetic link to 'happy marriage' discovered
4 March 2019 - by Ruth Retassie
US researchers have identified a genetic association with feelings of happiness and security within a marriage... [Read More]
One round of chemotherapy doesn't affect sperm count
4 March 2019 - by Georgia Everett
Men can safely undergo one round of chemotherapy or radiotherapy for early-stage testicular germ-cell cancer without any negative impact on sperm quality, a new study has found... [Read More]
Child obesity starts with epigenetic changes in womb
25 February 2019 - by Dr Rachel Brown
The risk of being obese as a child can be predicted by DNA modifications that arise while in the womb, and may be influenced by the mother's diet, suggests a new study... [Read More]
Gene deleted in genome-edited babies linked to better recovery from stroke
25 February 2019 - by Isobel Steer
A gene called CCR5 has been shown to affect people's ability to recover after stroke. It is the same gene at the heart of the recent controversial case of genome edited babies in China... [Read More]
Gene therapy in utero could cure rare brain disease Angelman syndrome
25 February 2019 - by James Close
A new gene therapy is being developed to treat the rare genetic condition Angelman syndrome in while the affected foetus is still in the womb... [Read More]
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