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CONTENTS Issue #954
The strongest defence against genetic discrimination
TV Review: Four men, 175 babies: Britain's Super Sperm Donors
TV Review: CBS 60 Minutes – 'CRISPR'
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The strongest defence against genetic discrimination
18 June 2018 - by Professor Yann Joly
Genetic discrimination, the excessive profiling or negative treatment of individuals based on their genetic characteristics is a recurrent ethical issue and a source of psychological distress for individuals considering undertaking a genetic test... [Read More]
Genome-editing cells with CRISPR may affect cancer risk
18 June 2018 - by Dr Melanie Krause
The success of genome editing is related to the activity of an important tumour suppressor gene, two separate studies have found... [Read More]
Noncoding DNA determines genitals in mice
18 June 2018 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Scientists have found a section of noncoding DNA that determines what genitals mice develop... [Read More]
Gene therapy dissolves scar tissue to heal rat spinal cord, reversing paralysis
18 June 2018 - by Rikita Patel
A novel approach to gene therapy has restored limb control to rats paralysed after spinal cord injury, new research has found... [Read More]
UC Berkeley to gain two US CRISPR patents
18 June 2018 - by Dr Sam Sherratt
The US Patent and Trademark Office has decided to grant two new CRISPR patents to the University of California, Berkeley... [Read More]
New structure found in sperm may help understand infertility
18 June 2018 - by Jenny Sharpe
Cutting-edge microscopy has unveiled a structure inside sperm that may play a key role in infertility and birth defects... [Read More]
Genetic test identifies very highest risk men for prostate cancer
18 June 2018 - by Dr Charlott Repschlager
Sixty-three novel gene variants linked to prostate cancer in men have been discovered... [Read More]
Four-fold rise in births to women over 50 in England and Wales
18 June 2018 - by Georgia Everett
Hundreds of babies are being born every year to women aged over 50, according to official figures for England and Wales... [Read More]
Secret millionairess funded research for first IVF baby
18 June 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
What links the world's first IVF baby, Louise Brown, and a self-made American millionairess... [Read More]
TV Review: Four men, 175 babies: Britain's Super Sperm Donors
18 June 2018 - by Eleanor Taylor
As an embryologist working in a fertility clinic, I frequently use donor sperm to help individuals and couples become parents. In my little fertility clinic bubble, sperm donation is a highly regulated process... [Read More]
TV Review: CBS 60 Minutes – 'CRISPR'
18 June 2018 - by Isobel Steer
The world is waking up to CRISPR. American media giant CBS sets out to explain to the public what genome editing is – and why it matters – by interviewing some of the top scientists behind the technology... [Read More]

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