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CONTENTS Issue #946
Campaign for UK Parliament to extend the 10-year storage limit on egg freezing
Event Review: Personal Genome Project UK's GenoME launch
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Campaign for UK Parliament to extend the 10-year storage limit on egg freezing
23 April 2018 - by Professor Joyce Harper, Dr Kylie Baldwin, Dr Lucy Van de Wiel and Professor Jacky Boivin
In the UK, the storage limit for eggs frozen for social reasons is currently limited to ten years: too short for healthy young women wanting to preserve their opportunities to conceive later in life... [Read More]
NHS gaps may undermine genomic medicine in UK
23 April 2018 - by Rikita Patel
The uptake of genomic medicine could be hampered by funding gaps in the NHS, according to a report by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee... [Read More]
MP Steve McCabe calls for end to postcode lottery in Ten Minute Rule Bill
23 April 2018 - by Sarah Pritchard
A new Ten Minute Rule Bill was introduced on 18 April which, if passed, will end the IVF 'postcode lottery' in the UK... [Read More]
Promising results from beta-thalassaemia gene therapy trial
23 April 2018 - by Marcia Costa
A clinical trial that used a new gene therapy to treat beta-thalassemia has shown very promising results... [Read More]
Italy refuses to register baby born to lesbian couple
23 April 2018 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
A lesbian couple in Italy has been asked to declare that their baby was naturally conceived in order to register him at the public records office... [Read More]
Painkillers in pregnancy may affect offspring's fertility
23 April 2018 - by Emma Laycock
Taking painkillers during pregnancy could affect the future fertility of the fetus, suggests research on human tissue and in mice... [Read More]
DNA editing outside the cell with CRISPR could improve cancer diagnosis
23 April 2018 - by Isobel Steer
'Cell-free' CRISPR has been developed by scientists at the Christine Care Health System's Gene Editing Institute in Delaware, allowing them to extract cellular DNA and make multiple, significant edits to the genetic code... [Read More]
Human Cell Atlas releases first data
23 April 2018 - by Hannah Tippett Simpson
The first major dataset from the Human Cell Atlas, a multi-year effort to catalogue the estimated 37.2 trillion cells of the human body, has been released... [Read More]
Event Review: Personal Genome Project UK's GenoME launch
23 April 2018 - by Dr Jess Buxton
Being an unashamed enthusiast for genetics and genomics research and its potential to improve human health, I was delighted when an email announcing the unveiling of the Personal Genome Project (PGP) UK pilot study arrived in my inbox... [Read More]

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