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CONTENTS Issue #962
Let's get fertility preservation right for everyone
Podcast Review: In Vitro Fertilisation, 40 Years On
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Let's get fertility preservation right for everyone
13 August 2018 - by Dr Sue Avery
The UK's Equality and Human Rights Commission is threatening legal action if 'outdated' NHS policies, which it says discriminate against the transgender community, are not changed urgently. Specifically, it is concerned that trans people should have equal access to fertility preservation services... [Read More]
Men who wear boxer shorts have better sperm
13 August 2018 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
Wearing boxers or other forms of loose underwear might result in higher semen quality than tighter styles, a new study suggests... [Read More]
CRISPR editing human embryos - did it work or not?
13 August 2018 - by Dr Alexander Ware
Controversy surrounding last year's report of a disease-gene being edited out of human embryos continues with a fresh round of evidence... [Read More]
Genetic screening of embryos makes no difference to births
13 August 2018 - by Charlott Repschlager
Pre-implantation genetic testing of embryos does not improve IVF birth rates in older women, found the largest study of its kind yet... [Read More]
Five genes linked to triple-negative breast cancer found
13 August 2018 - by Jen Willows
A study has identified five genes that are associated with an aggressive form of breast cancer... [Read More]
Doctors warn of ignoring downsides of social egg freezing
13 August 2018 - by Dr Sam Sherratt
Women who freeze their eggs for social reasons need to be better informed about the potential difficulties of the process, experts from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have warned... [Read More]
3D placenta organoids created to model pregnancy disorders
13 August 2018 - by Martha Henriques
The first three-dimensional miniature model of the human placenta has been created from stem cells... [Read More]
Podcast Review: In Vitro Fertilisation, 40 Years On
13 August 2018 - by Kate Antoni
As an A-level student, my knowledge of the history and processes behind IVF are limited, to say the least; but the Guardian's podcast, 'In vitro fertilisation: 40 years on', brought IVF's past, present and future onto my radar... [Read More]

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