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CONTENTS Issue #948
The case for mandatory fertility counselling
Video Review: The Code by Retro Report with STAT
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The case for mandatory fertility counselling
8 May 2018 - by Anthony Ryb
Should everyone stepping through their doctor's door enquiring about fertility treatment receive a counselling session? Probably not, although in most situations it would certainly be useful for them. Should everyone who has decided to go ahead with fertility treatment receive a counselling session prior to starting treatment? In my opinion, that is a definite yes... [Read More]
'Synthetic' mouse embryos created from stem cells
8 May 2018 - by Ewa Zotow
Scientists have created synthetic embryos in mice using stem cells rather than sperm or egg cells. [Read More]
'Outdated and inadequate' UK surrogacy laws set for reform
8 May 2018 - by Antony Starza-Allen
The Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission, have announced that they will review the law around surrogacy and make recommendations for reform... [Read More]
DNA test may benefit women with hard-to-treat breast cancer
8 May 2018 - by Dr James Heather
Genetic testing could reveal a subset of patients with aggressive breast cancer who would benefit from a non-standard treatment, a clinical trial has found... [Read More]
US Court of Appeals hears CRISPR patent case
7 May 2018 - by Dr Sam Sherratt
After three years of intense legal battles over the patent rights to CRISPR genome editing technology, lawyers for the University of California Berkeley and the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts faced off in court again... [Read More]
'Master activator' gene for cancer spread found
8 May 2018 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A gene that plays a major role in promoting metastasis – the spread of cancer around the body – has been identified... [Read More]
Ex-husband must pay child support after forged IVF signature
8 May 2018 - by Jen Willows
A German man has been told that he must pay child support for his son, who was born after his ex-wife forged his signature to become pregnant using their frozen embryos... [Read More]
Baby born through surrogacy removed from UK's oldest parents
8 May 2018 - by Dr Helen Robertson
Britain's oldest new parents have had their one-year-old child, born through surrogacy, taken into care by Social Services... [Read More]
Video Review: The Code by Retro Report with STAT
8 May 2018 - by Dr Charlott Repschlager
Personalised medicine is a topic that pops up frequently in the news and has been for what feels like a long time... [Read More]

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