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CONTENTS Issue #953
With great genomic data comes great responsibility
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With great genomic data comes great responsibility
11 June 2018 - by Sarah Norcross
As part of Genomics England's Genomics Conversation initiative, the Progress Educational Trust (PET) – the charity that publishes BioNews – is producing a public event this month entitled 'With Great Genomic Data Comes Great Responsibility'... [Read More]
First UK womb transplant to take place this year
11 June 2018 - by Sarah Pritchard
The charity Womb Transplant UK has announced its intention to carry out the first womb transplant in the UK by the end of 2018, with living as well as deceased donors... [Read More]
Majority of breast cancer patients do not need chemotherapy
11 June 2018 - by Grace O'Regan
Chemotherapy is not necessary to treat the most common type of breast cancer in 69 percent of cases, a new study has shown... [Read More]
FDA puts major CRISPR genome editing trial on hold
11 June 2018 - by Christie Whitehouse
The US drugs regulator has put on hold an application for a clinical trial of a new genome editing based treatment for sickle cell disease... [Read More]
Data breach sparks DNA test privacy concerns
11 June 2018 - by Dr James Heather
Genealogy service MyHeritage has revealed that some of their user account data has been hacked... [Read More]
Stress during military conflict lowers sperm quality
11 June 2018 - by Emma Laycock
Scientists in Israel have linked prolonged stress during outbreaks of Israeli-Palestinian conflict with lowered sperm quality in Israeli men... [Read More]
New York court rules embryo to be destroyed
11 June 2018 - by Dr Mary Yarwood
A New York Court has ordered that a former couple's last frozen embryo must be destroyed, per the husband's wishes, despite being the woman's last chance to have a biologically related child... [Read More]
TV Review: The Split (BBC 1, Episode 3, Series 1)
11 June 2018 - by Daniel Malynn
As avid readers of BioNews will know, I am a hard-to-please reviewer: more than willing to turn on TV, films, plays, radio or books that poorly represent any fertility issues, particularly those with legal dimension... [Read More]
Book Review: 21 Miles - Swimming in Search of the Meaning of Motherhood
11 June 2018 - by Susan Tranfield-Thomas
Jessica Hepburn, author of 'The Pursuit of Motherhood’, former executive director of the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith and founder of Fertility Fest, underwent eleven rounds of unsuccessful IVF, multiple miscarriages and a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy in a decade... [Read More]

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