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CONTENTS Issue #959
Genome editing and human reproduction: The Nuffield Council on Bioethics' report
TV Review: Tyneside's Genetic Pioneers
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Genome editing and human reproduction: The Nuffield Council on Bioethics' report
23 July 2018 - by Dr Peter Mills
Judging from the coverage of the latest Nuffield Council on Bioethics report, 'Genome Editing and Human Reproduction: Social and ethical issues', the subject of altering genetic inheritance in humans has become no less incandescent in recent years... [Read More]
DNA damage from CRISPR 'seriously underestimated'
23 July 2018 - by Dr Sam Sherratt
CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing may cause greater genetic damage to cells than previously believed, according to a new study... [Read More]
Heritable genome editing could be acceptable, says leading ethics body
17 July 2018 - by Dr Alexander Ware
In a new report, the UK's Nuffield Council on Bioethics has concluded that the use of heritable genome editing 'could be ethically acceptable in some circumstances'... [Read More]
Sperm extracted from fatally injured man for partner's use
23 July 2018 - by Dr Alexander Ware
A UK judge has granted permission for a woman to have her dying husband's sperm harvested, to use in an attempt to conceive following his death... [Read More]
Gene therapy treats deadly Gaucher disease in the womb
23 July 2018 - by Isobel Steer
Gene therapy has successfully treated a disorder in mice while still inside the womb, according to a study published in Nature Medicine... [Read More]
Moderate drinking linked to better sperm
23 July 2018 - by Martha Henriques
Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol, equivalent to two pints a week, has been linked to higher sperm quality than low alcohol consumption... [Read More]
Protests in Tel Aviv as gay amendment in Israeli surrogacy bill thrown out
23 July 2018 - by Jen Willows
Members of Israel's LGBT community went on strike on Sunday to protest new surrogacy laws that exclude gay fathers... [Read More]
Scientists pinpoint best time and season for sperm
23 July 2018 - by Eleanor Taylor
The time at which a sperm sample is produced may influence its quality, according to a new study... [Read More]
TV Review: Tyneside's Genetic Pioneers
23 July 2018 - by Cara Foley
'We're about to witness a miracle!' A lady in the throes of childbirth fills the screen, and with a long, drawn-out grunt of pain, baby Leo is born... [Read More]

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