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How do we deal with big genomic data responsibly?
9 July 2018 - by Charlott Repschlager
The latest event organised by the Progress Educational Trust, 'With great genomic data comes great responsibility', came at a perfect time... [Read More]
Australia's careful step towards legalising mitochondrial donation
9 July 2018 - by Dr Ainsley Newson
Mitochondrial donation has seeded a growing literature in bioethics, law and the social sciences. This technology, which introduces third-party mitochondria to an embryo or oocyte, has contributed to many long-standing social and ethical questions... [Read More]
FILM: Dr Roger Highfield in conversation with Baroness Mary Warnock
9 July 2018 - by BioNews
Baroness Mary Warnock, Patron of the Progress Educational Trust, discusses how she and her colleagues built the foundations of today's IVF and embryo research regulation... [Read More]
NHS will become flagship health service for genomic medicine
9 July 2018 - by Ruth Retassie
Genomics England and the NHS will incorporate genome sequencing into routine care by establishing the Genomic Medicine Service... [Read More]
USA orders DNA tests to reunite separated migrant families
9 July 2018 - by Melanie Krause
Over 2500 migrant children, who were separated from their parents at the US-Mexican border, will be genetically tested to reunite them with their families... [Read More]
Stem cells repair muscle after heart attack in monkeys
9 July 2018 - by Dr Lanay Griessner
Injecting stem cell-derived cardiac cells after a heart attack may help repair damaged tissue, according to a study published in Nature Biotechnology... [Read More]
Genetic link between obesity and loneliness discovered
9 July 2018 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
A total of 15 genetic loci linked to loneliness have been discovered in a new study, as well as an association between obesity and a person's risk of loneliness and depression... [Read More]
Eight million ART babies and counting
3 July 2018 - by Sarah Norcross
Almost 40 years after the birth of the world's first IVF baby, Louise Brown, more than 8 million babies have been born as a result of IVF and other assisted reproduction treatments... [Read More]
Womb scratching: common IVF add-on has no benefit
3 July 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
A common procedure, known as endometrial or womb 'scratching', as an add-on to IVF has been shown to have no effect on pregnancy or birth rates... [Read More]
Scientists use CRISPR in human sperm cells
9 July 2018 - by Charlotte Spicer
US scientists have successfully delivered CRISPR genome editing components to human sperm cells for the first time... [Read More]
'Energising' patients' eggs for ICSI has no effect
3 July 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
A controversial technique to super-charge patients' eggs with their own mitochondria before undergoing assisted reproduction does not improve success rates, suggests a new study... [Read More]
Nuts improve sperm quality, antioxidants don't
9 July 2018 - by Dr Marianne Kennedy and Shaoni Bhattacharya
Eating nuts may significantly improve sperm quality and function in healthy men, suggests new research... [Read More]
100-year-old method of fallopian flushing works years later
4 July 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
New results from an ongoing study, which previously suggested that 'flushing' the fallopian tubes with poppyseed oil might increase the chances of conception and reduce the need for IVF, indicate that the procedure continues to improve the chances of conception three years after it has been carried out... [Read More]
Women freeze eggs waiting for partners, not for careers
9 July 2018 - by Georgia Everett
Women are more likely to freeze their eggs due to a lack of a stable partner, rather than for career planning, according to a new study... [Read More]
DNA shed by embryos could offer non-invasive testing
5 July 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
DNA shed from early embryos could one day provide an alternative way of genetically testing them without having to do a biopsy, suggests a small pilot study... [Read More]

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