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CONTENTS Issue #945
The Real Cost of IVF
Film Review: Annihilation
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The Real Cost of IVF
16 April 2018 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
'The Real Cost of IVF' event organised by Progress Educational Trust (PET), despite its an ambiguous title, had a very specific purpose: to acknowledge, discuss, and to raise awareness of the emotional and psychological price paid by people who undergo fertility treatment... [Read More]
First genome-editing trial in Europe gets go-ahead
16 April 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Europe's first clinical trial to use genome editing in humans has received approval to start later this year... [Read More]
Exercise benefits may be inherited through epigenetics
16 April 2018 - by Martha Henriques
Regular exercise of body and mind can benefit future offspring's brain function, a study in mice has found... [Read More]
Arizona passes bill on what to do with frozen embryos after divorce
16 April 2018 - by Kathryn Ashe
Arizona's Governor has signed into law a bill that dictates how a couple's frozen embryos can be used if they separate... [Read More]
13 countries to share 1 million genomes for research
16 April 2018 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Thirteen European countries have pledged to share one million genomes for research purposes by 2022... [Read More]
Baby born to surrogate four years after parents' death
16 April 2018 - by Anna Mallach
A baby boy was born in China to a surrogate four years after the death of his parents... [Read More]
Organoids made from patients' bladder cancers
16 April 2018 - by Sarah Gregory
Researchers in the USA have created patient-specific organoids that mimic the effects of bladder cancer tumours... [Read More]
Upgraded CRISPR edits thousands of genes at once
16 April 2018 - by Lone Hørlyck
An upgraded version of the CRISPR approach to genome editing has been used for the first time to edit multiple genes at once and assess the effects of editing... [Read More]
Canadian doctor accused of using own sperm with 11 patients
16 April 2018 - by Laura O'Donovan
A Canadian fertility doctor is being sued by 11 former patients after DNA tests revealed he used his own semen in their treatment... [Read More]
IVF pioneer John Biggers dies at 93
16 April 2018 - by Martha Henriques
Professor John Biggers, a founding figure in the culture of embryos and in reproductive medicine, has died at the age of 94... [Read More]
Film Review: Annihilation
16 April 2018 - by Anna Mallach
Annihilation is the long-awaited second movie by director Alex Garland, which is now available through Netflix. Following a meteor impact in a rural part of the USA, a 'shimmer' starts to grow: a weird barrier to the outside world, which keeps expanding and engulfing everything in its path... [Read More]

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