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CONTENTS Issue #940
The silent seed
Radio review: Life Scientific – Sir John Burn
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The silent seed
5 March 2018 - by Dr Anna Smajdor
A person's death need no longer spell the end of his or her future reproductive possibilities. A dead or dying person can have their reproductive tissue removed to enable someone else to have a child... [Read More]
Grandparents win legal right to see donor sperm grandchild
5 March 2018 - by Dr Rachel Montgomery
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Radio review: Life Scientific – Sir John Burn
5 March 2018 - by Isobel Steer
'​​​​If you've had one child with a major problem, will it happen again? If several members of your family have developed an early onset neurological disorder, you say, will it be me?'... [Read More]

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