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CONTENTS Issue #944
COMMENT
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Video Review: The Future of Your Genetic Health
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Putting your genome to work: for the NHS, for industry, for the UK post-Brexit
9 April 2018 - by Jen Willows
The Progress Educational Trust event 'Putting Your Genome to Work: For the NHS, for Industry, for the UK Post-Brexit' took place at Amnesty International in London on 21 March 2018... [Read More]
How blockchain technology can stop misuse of personal genomic data
9 April 2018 - by Dr Axel Schumacher
Reading Debbie Kennett's recent comment article on personal genetic testing (see BioNews 939), I found myself in complete agreement... [Read More]
Wales 'failing to test' for high-risk bowel cancer gene
9 April 2018 - by Charlott Repschlager
UK hospitals are failing to screen bowel cancer patients for a genetic condition that significantly raises cancer risk, found a new report... [Read More]
Newborns' stem cells lost in storage failure
9 April 2018 - by Dr Elizabeth Oliver
A storage failure at a private UK tissue bank may have resulted in the loss of valuable stem cell samples obtained from newborn babies... [Read More]
Stem cell implant improves dry macular degeneration
9 April 2018 - by Caroline Casey
A stem cell implant appears to be safe, suggest the results of a clinical trial for the dry form of age-related macular degeneration... [Read More]
Rare genetic mutations linked to sudden infant death syndrome
9 April 2018 - by Dr Rachel Huddart
Rare mutations in a gene that controls muscle function may contribute to some cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), according to new research published in The Lancet... [Read More]
Woman in same-sex couple wins parental rights after divorce
9 April 2018 - by Antony Starza-Allen
The Mississippi Supreme Court has overturned a ruling that an anonymous sperm donor has parental rights over a child born to a lesbian couple, upholding the legal parenthood of the non-biological mother... [Read More]
Genetic test suggests fertility doctor used his own sperm to treat patients
9 April 2018 - by Kathryn Ashe
A US woman is suing her parents' former fertility doctor, after a home DNA test revealed he used his own semen to conceive her... [Read More]
Estonia to DNA test 1 in 10 citizens to give lifestyle advice
9 April 2018 - by Anna Mallach
Estonia is offering a free DNA test to 10 percent of its population to identify people at risk of developing certain diseases, in the first state-sponsored personal genetic information service... [Read More]
US regulators clarify stance on CRISPR'd food
9 April 2018 - by Isobel Steer
CRISPR greens may soon be served in the USA: the US Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue clarified the US Department of Agriculture's stance on crops that have been genome-edited using the tool... [Read More]
Video Review: The Future of Your Genetic Health
9 April 2018 - by Kathryn Ashe
I thought I was keeping myself well informed about progress in genetic technologies, and what scientists and policy-makers are doing to balance the potential scientific and clinical benefits with ethical obligations. But evidently not, as the fact that some members of the public have been injecting themselves with CRISPR... [Read More]

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