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CONTENTS Issue #956
Dr Roy Farquharson: On ESHRE, big data, IVF, and the downsides of taking a kilt to a conference
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Dr Roy Farquharson: On ESHRE, big data, IVF, and the downsides of taking a kilt to a conference
2 July 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Dr Roy Farquharson, chair of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology, spoke exclusively to BioNews ahead of Europe's biggest embryology and reproductive medicine conference, which opened on Sunday 1 July in Barcelona, Spain. With up to 12,000 participants expected, ESHRE's annual conference will be the largest in the society's 34-year history... [Read More]
Two-thirds of British people would not donate stem cells
2 July 2018 - by Dr Melanie Krause
A survey carried out by the blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan has found that 61 percent of British people would not feel encouraged to donate stem cells, even to help a family member or friend... [Read More]
Model predicts chance of having normal embryo as women age
2 July 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Scientists say they have developed the most robust model yet to estimate how likely a woman is to have a chromosomally normal embryo for IVF depending on her age... [Read More]
Australian Senate endorses mitochondrial donation
2 July 2018 - by Sarah Pritchard
Australia may become the second nation to legalise mitochondrial donation, after its Senate endorsed the so-called 'three-person IVF' technique in a recent report... [Read More]
'Artificial ovary' for humans passes key milestone
2 July 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Scientists have successfully supported human follicles – the precursors of egg cells – on a bioengineered ovarian 'scaffold' for the first time. The work is an important proof-of-concept, which may pave the way for developing artificial ovaries for women undergoing cancer treatment... [Read More]
Repetitive behaviours in rare form of autism 'edited out' in mice
2 July 2018 - by Isobel Steer
Genome editing technology has been used to edit out autistic traits in mice with a rare form of the condition, according to a new study in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering... [Read More]
Cambodian raid finds 33 pregnant surrogates, with trafficking charges brought
2 July 2018 - by Dr Sam Sherratt
Police in Cambodia have discovered 33 pregnant women who were working as part of an illegal surrogacy operation in Phnom Penh... [Read More]
Men's testosterone levels largely determined by environment
2 July 2018 - by Dr Katie Howe
Childhood environment, rather than genetics or ethnicity, is the major factor influencing men's testosterone levels, according to research led by the University of Durham... [Read More]
Stem cells with Neanderthal genes developed into mini-brains
2 July 2018 - by Grace O'Regan
Neanderthal 'mini-brains' have been successfully grown in a dish by a team from the University of California, San Diego... [Read More]

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