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CONTENTS Issue #955
COMMENT
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Book Review: Genetics
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From acupuncture to yoga: Can lifestyle choices improve the odds of IVF working for you?
25 June 2018 - by Annabel Slater
'Those of us who work in infertility are not going to go out of business anytime soon,' commented Professor Richard Anderson, at the University of Edinburgh, at the Progress Educational Trust's (PET's) latest event, 'From Acupuncture to Yoga: Can Lifestyle Choices Improve the Odds of IVF Working for You?'... [Read More]
Genetic testing to reunite separated migrant families is an ethical minefield
25 June 2018 - by Eleanor Taylor
US President Donald Trump has now abandoned his policy of separating migrant families attempting to enter the US. However, for those families that have already been divided, the process for finding one another again is not clear. Two commercial genetic testing companies have offered to support efforts to reunite the 2300-plus children that have been separated from their parents at the US-Mexican border... [Read More]
Podcast: Putting your genome to work - for the NHS, for industry, for the UK post-brexit
25 June 2018 - by Pod Academy
Hear genomics and industrial strategy discussed by Sarah Norcross (Progress Educational Trust), Dr Eliot Forster (MedCity), Dr Athena Matakidou (AstraZeneca), Dr Edward Hockings (Ethics and Genetics) and Dr Jayne Spink (Genetic Alliance UK)... [Read More]
CRISPR used in stem cell model to predict heart risk
25 June 2018 - by Melanie Krause
For the first time, scientists from Stanford University, California, have combined CRISPR genome editing with a stem cell system to model how a genetic mutation might affect heart disease risk... [Read More]
Discovery of testes microbiome gives clues on infertility
25 June 2018 - by Jamie Rickman
Bacteria present in male testes – the testicular microbiome – may provide clues towards understanding a common form of male infertility... [Read More]
Australian woman wins right to use dead partner's sperm
25 June 2018 - by Helen Robertson
A Queensland woman has won the right to use her dead boyfriend's sperm to have a baby... [Read More]
Genome study finds shared genes in psychiatric disorders
25 June 2018 - by Grace O'Regan
A common genetic basis has been found for schizophrenia, major depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and bipolar disorder, a new study has found this week... [Read More]
Prolific US sperm donor banned from operating in Israel
25 June 2018 - by Jen Willows
A US sperm donor who has already fathered over 30 children has been prevented from impregnating women in Israel... [Read More]
Book Review: Genetics
25 June 2018 - by Mikey Lebrett
Nostalgia is a powerful driver of human behaviour. Over the past three years, Penguin Random House has tapped into this emotion by launching adult books with the unmistakable writing style, illustrations and appearance of the classic Ladybird children's books which were sold in their hundreds of millions in the last century... [Read More]

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