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CONTENTS Issue #943
Book Review: Making Sense of Genes
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Single parent surrogacy: The Government must heed Parliament's warning
26 March 2018 - by Natalie Gamble
The Government is in the process of changing the law to allow single parents with a child through surrogacy to apply for a parental order... [Read More]
Unscrambling HFEA data on egg freezing: Where are the missing eggs?
26 March 2018 - by Dr Zeynep Gurtin
Last week, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority released its much-anticipated report 'Fertility Treatment 2014-2016 - Trends and Figures', providing the latest available data regarding fertility treatments in the UK [Read More]
Academic success may be down to genes, not grammar schools
26 March 2018 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Good exam results may be down to genetics rather than attending selective schools, suggests a study of nearly 5,000 British students... [Read More]
Pioneer stem cell therapy restores sight in two blind patients
26 March 2018 - by Dr Greg Ball
A ground-breaking new stem cell therapy has restored sight in the first two patients to receive it... [Read More]
DIY testing kits identify gene variants wrongly 2 times in 5
26 March 2018 - by Martha Henriques
At-home genetic test results should be verified by medical professionals, researchers have warned, as a study reveals that 40 percent of the time DIY testing kits incorrectly identify genetic variants... [Read More]
Human genome's 'black holes' mapped
26 March 2018 - by Dr Rachel Huddart
A large gap in the DNA sequence of the human genome has now been filled in by researchers in the USA and UK... [Read More]
Mutation that stops heavy drinkers getting cirrhosis discovered
26 March 2018 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
A genetic mutation that gives protection from liver cirrhosis, even for heavy drinkers, has been found... [Read More]
Non-gene mutations found for rare developmental disorders
26 March 2018 - by Anna Mallach
Changes in DNA outside that of genes can cause neurodevelopmental disorders, UK researchers have found... [Read More]
Three percent of world may be from ART by 2100
26 March 2018 - by Kathryn Ashe
A study predicts that nearly 400 million people in 2100 may be alive as a result of assisted reproductive technologies (ART). [Read More]
Men with low sperm count at higher risk of health problems
26 March 2018 - by Ruth Retassie
Men's sperm count acts a marker of general health, with low counts indicating men are more likely to have other health conditions... [Read More]
Book Review: Making Sense of Genes
26 March 2018 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
We live in the post-genomic era, whose start was marked by the completion of the sequencing of the human genome. But when the Human Genome Project came to an end in 2001, the scientific community faced an unexpected challenge: decoding the sequence of human DNA did not translate into understanding how it works... [Read More]

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