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CONTENTS Issue #961
COMMENT
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Event Review: IVF at 40 – Science Museum
Radio Review: Boston Calling – Baby Guaranteed
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FILM: With Great Genomic Data Comes Great Responsibility
6 August 2018 - by BioNews
This film documents the Progress Educational Trust/Genomics England event 'With Great Genomic Data Comes Great Responsibility', which formed part of the Genomics Conversation... [Read More]
Why it's time to define serious and significant genetic conditions
6 August 2018 - by Dr Mair Crouch
Rapid advances in the field of genetics give one a sense of needing to address the issue of what constitutes a 'serious and significant' genetic condition and to seek a broad definition. I will endeavour here to outline some scenarios to illustrate how a definition might help... [Read More]
Lab-grown lungs transplanted into pigs
6 August 2018 - by Dr Elizabeth Oliver
A team of scientists has successfully transplanted bioengineered lungs into pigs, paving the way for lab-grown organs in humans... [Read More]
Japan launches first clinical trial of stem cells for Parkinson's
6 August 2018 - by Caroline Casey
A first-of-its-kind clinical trial has been announced, which will use induced pluripotent stem cells to treat Parkinson's disease patients... [Read More]
A different CRISPR enzyme may make genome editing sharper
6 August 2018 - by Alexander Ware
The key enzyme used in CRISPR genome editing has competition... [Read More]
Canada judge rules frozen embryo is 'property' in landmark case
6 August 2018 - by Jen Willows
An Ontario Court has awarded a former couple's frozen embryo to the wife, who wishes to use it to try to establish a pregnancy, in the first case to denote an embryo as 'property'... [Read More]
New class of drug puts cancer cells to sleep
6 August 2018 - by Dr James Heather
Australian researchers have developed a new kind of anti-cancer drug, which halted cancer cells in their tracks in mice... [Read More]
Woman with two wombs has twins in 1-in-500m event
6 August 2018 - by Helen Robertson
A woman with two wombs has given birth to twins in an event described as a one in 500 million pregnancy... [Read More]
Freezer-failure embryos were people, claim parents
6 August 2018 - by Jen Willows
An Ohio couple are continuing their legal fight to have their lost embryos declared to have the same legal status as people... [Read More]
Event Review: IVF at 40 – Science Museum
6 August 2018 - by Grace O'Regan
Forty years ago last month, the first IVF baby came screaming into the world, after ten long years of pioneering medical trials... [Read More]
Radio Review: Boston Calling – Baby Guaranteed
6 August 2018 - by Melanie Krause
'A choice without a choice: surrogacy or prostitution.' This statement from doctor Olga Gajovic, a Ukrainian feminist and activist, to me is probably the most memorable piece of the Boston Calling episode 'Baby guaranteed' on BBC World Service... [Read More]

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