The Fertility Show, Manchester Central, 24-25 March 2018
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23andMe test for cancer risk gains FDA approval
12 March 2018 - by Anna Mallach
The first direct-to-consumer test for cancer risk genes has been approved by the US's Food and Drug Administration... [Read More]
Arizona embryo bill raises 'personhood' concerns
12 March 2018 - by Georgia Everett
The Arizona House of Representatives is considering a bill that would mean a couple's cryopreserved embryos could still be used by one of the parties if they split... [Read More]
Certain antihistamines linked to reduced male fertility
12 March 2018 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
Studies in humans and animals have found that certain antihistamines may affect testicular function in males... [Read More]
CRISPR used to find new drug target for ALS
12 March 2018 - by Martha Henriques
Researchers have used genome editing to reveal genes that could be new therapeutic drug targets for the neurodegenerative condition amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)... [Read More]
Malfunction at clinic may compromise frozen eggs and embryos
12 March 2018 - by Lone Hørlyck
A temperature fluctuation in a storage bank has compromised at least 2100 frozen eggs and embryos in a fertility clinic in Cleveland Ohio... [Read More]
UK public in favour of genome editing human embryos for disease
12 March 2018 - by Kathryn Ashe
British people are largely in favour of using genome editing to prevent inheritance of genetic disorders, according to a survey by the Royal Society... [Read More]
John Sulston obituary: Pioneer genome researcher dies
9 March 2018 - by Martha Henriques
Professor Sir John Sulston, a pioneer of human genome research, has died at the age of 75... [Read More]
First surrogacy guidelines for England and Wales released
5 March 2018 - by Martha Henriques
Government guidance has been issued for couples considering surrogacy in England and Wales, for the first time... [Read More]
Genome studies shed light on childhood cancers
5 March 2018 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
Two separate genomic studies of childhood cancers reveal differences compared with adult cancers, potentially opening new therapeutic avenues... [Read More]
Grandparents win legal right to see donor sperm grandchild
5 March 2018 - by Dr Rachel Brown
The UK court of appeal has upheld the right of the parents of a sperm donor to spend time with their biological grandson... [Read More]
Pancreatic stem cell promise for diabetes
5 March 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Scientists have coaxed human 'progenitor' cells from the pancreas to develop into the glucose-sensitive beta cells, and discovered their exact location within the organ... [Read More]
Revamped CRISPR can edit more locations in the genome
5 March 2018 - by Kathryn Ashe
Scientists have altered the Cas9 enzyme, increasing the number of sites that can be targeted by the CRISPR/Cas9 approach to genome-editing... [Read More]
Skin bacterium may protect against cancer
5 March 2018 - by Anna Mallach
Bacteria commonly found on skin could be used as a treatment against skin cancer, researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have found... [Read More]
'Baby-factory' father wins custody of 13 children born via surrogacy
26 February 2018 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
A court in Thailand has awarded a Japanese man paternity rights over 13 children born through surrogacy, meaning that can now apply for custody of them... [Read More]
Hopes of sickle cell cure with genome editing
26 February 2018 - by Anna Mallach
Genome editing has been used to correct the mutation causing sickle cell disease in stem cells from the blood of patients... [Read More]
'Mini-tumours' could help tailor individual cancer therapy
26 February 2018 - by Sarah Pritchard
Researchers have tested cancer drugs on lab-grown 'mini-tumours' and say the results mean that the most appropriate treatment for a patient with cancer could be given faster in future... [Read More]
New twist in the tail of human sperm discovered
26 February 2018 - by Dr Katie Howe
A corkscrew-like structure in the tip of sperm tails has been identified by researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The structure could help sperm to swim in the right direction or enable them to swim rapidly... [Read More]
Sheep embryos with human cells grown for first time
26 February 2018 - by Kathryn Ashe
Scientists have successfully grown sheep embryos containing human cells, taking a step towards a method for growing human organs in animals for transplantation... [Read More]
Stress in mice alters sperm and affects offspring brain development
26 February 2018 - by Helen Robertson
A father's stress levels can affect the brain development of his offspring, new research has found... [Read More]
Wales joins 100,000 Genomes Project to tackle rare diseases
26 February 2018 - by Martha Henriques
The 100,000 Genomes Project has been extended to Wales, with an initial 420 rare disease patients and patients' relatives set to have their whole genomes sequenced... [Read More]
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