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The social pioneers of egg freezing are facing tough choices
30 July 2018 - by Dr Zeynep Gurtin, Venessa Smith and Dr Kamal Ahuja
As the phenomenon of egg freezing grows, with increasing numbers of women electing to freeze their gametes in the UK each year, so do discussions of the ethical and social aspects of this practice. Currently, one of the most urgent questions concerns the 10-year storage limit for frozen eggs. [Read More]
The Nuffield report on genome editing and the equality of persons
30 July 2018 - by Dr Calum MacKellar
A lot of hard work was invested into the UK's Nuffield Council on Bioethics' new, pioneering, report entitled 'Genome Editing and Human Reproduction: Social and ethical issues'. But a lot more work is still necessary to gain an appropriate overview of inheritable genome editing since a number of ethical arguments are missing from the report... [Read More]
Happy birthday to Louise Brown: BFS Chair, Dr Jane Stewart, reflects on 40 years of IVF
25 July 2018 - by Dr Jane Stewart
Louise Brown is an extraordinary woman. Extraordinary by virtue of her conception – the first IVF baby. On 25 July 2018 Louise Brown and the world are celebrating her 40th Birthday. [Read More]
Mouse artificial 'embryo' created from stem cells
30 July 2018 - by Dr Melanie Krause
For the first time, an artificially create a mouse embryo has successfully passed a critical developmental milestone in the lab... [Read More]
Majority of Americans support human genome editing, poll finds
30 July 2018 - by Dr Rachel Huddart
Almost three-quarters of Americans support the use of genome editing to treat serious genetic conditions in babies, a survey has found... [Read More]
Glaxo invests $300m in 23andMe to use its genomic data for research
30 July 2018 - by Dr Alexander Ware
The pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline is investing US$300 million in 23andMe as part of a four-year collaboration that will give it access to the DNA testing firm's genetic data resources... [Read More]
Genetic patterns linked to time in education discovered
30 July 2018 - by Rikita Patel
Genetic variants may influence how long people remain in school, according to a study of over 1 million genomes... [Read More]
Mitochondria key to reversing wrinkles and hair loss in mice
30 July 2018 - by Grace O'Regan
Scientists have found a way to reverse signs of ageing, including wrinkles and hair loss, in mice... [Read More]
Lebanon becomes tenth country to perform uterus transplant
30 July 2018 - by Georgia Everett
A team of doctors have successfully completed Lebanon's first ever uterus transplant... [Read More]

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