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TV Review: The Good Karma Hospital 
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The HFEA Code of Practice is being updated – here's how to get involved
30 April 2018 - by Laura Riley
An updated edition of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) Code of Practice is currently open for consultation, until Friday 1 June... [Read More]
Baroness Mary Warnock interview: on the 14-day rule, philosophers as committee chairs, and the next report
30 April 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Almost 34 years ago, Baroness Mary Warnock headed up a committee whose report was to form the basis for the legislation and regulation of IVF and embryo research the world over... [Read More]
First full genital transplant performed in the USA
30 April 2018 - by Georgia Everett
A team of surgeons in the USA has successfully performed the first full penis and scrotum transplant on a wounded veteran... [Read More]
Rare genetic disorder treated before birth for first time
30 April 2018 - by Martha Henriques
Three children have been cured of the worst symptoms of a genetic developmental condition with a 'remarkable' treatment in utero... [Read More]
Malta prepares to overhaul laws on surrogacy, embryo freezing and IVF
30 April 2018 - by Jen Willows
The strict laws on assisted reproduction in Malta are set to be liberalised in a bill put forward in Parliament this month, although embryo destruction will remain illegal... [Read More]
Air pollution linked to poor fertility treatment outcomes
30 April 2018 - by Eleanor Taylor
A recent large-scale study has indicated that high levels of air pollution could reduce the chance of pregnancy following fertility treatment... [Read More]
Genes for depression risk mapped in global study
30 April 2018 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars
The largest ever study into the genetics of depression has identified 44 gene variants that are linked to the disease... [Read More]
New DNA structure found in human cells
30 April 2018 - by Dr Rachel Huddart
A 'twisted knot' of DNA, known as an i-motif, has been found in living cells for the first time, raising questions about its function... [Read More]
Single cell to embryo: captured in unprecedented detail
30 April 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Scientists have unveiled a detailed roadmap of how an embryo forms from a single cell over 24 hours... [Read More]
TV Review: The Good Karma Hospital 
30 April 2018 - by Daniel Malynn
For those that haven't seen the previous series of The Good Karma Hospital, well done you for having dodged a very dull bullet... [Read More]

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