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CONTENTS Issue #942
Back to basics: Improve access to fertility care by subtracting the 'add-ons'
Theatre Review: Stuffed
Education Review: Primary Schools Resources - The Donor Conception Network
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Back to basics: Improve access to fertility care by subtracting the 'add-ons'
19 March 2018 - by Richard Kennedy
The global burden of infertility has been estimated as 48 million. As we approach the 40th anniversary of the birth of Louise Brown, the first child conceived following IVF, it is timely to reflect on the global revolution of assisted reproduction services... [Read More]
Donor Conceived Register to close as HFEA ends funding
19 March 2018 - by Martha Henriques
The UK's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has said that it will halt funding for the Donor Conceived Register from the end of May... [Read More]
New RNA editing tool shows promise for dementia
19 March 2018 - by Anna Mallach
Researchers in the USA have developed a new RNA editing approach, which could be beneficial in treating dementia... [Read More]
UK region cuts IVF for couples with obese male partner
19 March 2018 - by Chandni Patel
The Bath and North East Somerset clinical commissioning group (CCG) has said that it will restrict IVF access to couples where the male partner has a BMI of less than 30... [Read More]
'Treasure trove' of genes linked to breast cancer found
19 March 2018 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
A new study has identified 110 genes associated with an increased risk of breast cancer... [Read More]
IVF more successful than ever, says major UK report
19 March 2018 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
Fertility treatment in the UK is more successful and safer than ever before, according to a report from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)... [Read More]
Non-cohabiting married couple ruled legal parents in surrogacy case
19 March 2018 - by Dr Mary Yarwood
A UK man and woman in a platonic marriage have been granted a joint parenting order for their child, born via surrogate... [Read More]
Second freezer failure at US fertility centre
19 March 2018 - by Jen Willows
A second US fertility clinic has reported a malfunction of a tank used to store frozen eggs and embryos... [Read More]
Space alters gene expression suggests NASA twins study
19 March 2018 - by Kathryn Ashe
Preliminary results from a NASA study on a pair of identical twins suggests that space travel could have long-lasting effects on the human body... [Read More]
Theatre Review: Stuffed
19 March 2018 - by Sarah Norcross
Much as I love a laugh and a joke, 'Stuffed', billed as a comedy about fertility and IVF, seemed to me to have the potential of being insensitive and in poor taste - would I and the audience see the funny side? [Read More]
Education Review: Primary Schools Resources - The Donor Conception Network
19 March 2018 - by Susan Tranfield-Thomas
Donor conceived children are among us; we have come a long way since the early days of sperm donation, but it would be easy to forget that each family built through donor conception and assisted conception is going through its own particular journey. [Read More]

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