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CONTENTS Issue #964
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Uterus transplantation in Lebanon: Could it make women more vulnerable?
28 August 2018 - by Dr Hazar Haidar
The first successful uterine transplant in Lebanon, the Middle East and North Africa, was announced by Lebanon’s health minister Ghassan Hasbani last month at the Bellevue Medical Centre in Beirut... [Read More]
Why Canada court's ruling on contested embryo is wrong – but also right
28 August 2018 - by Sara Cohen
Over the past couple of weeks, much ink has been spilled over the recent Ontario Superior Court decision, SH v. DH (see BioNews 961).  It is precedent-setting in Ontario and across Canada, being the first published decision determining who may use frozen embryos upon the dissolution of a marriage... [Read More]
Scientists base-edit first viable human embryos
28 August 2018 - by Dr Alexander Ware
A new approach to treating Marfan syndrome may be on the horizon, thanks to developments in genome editing... [Read More]
'Freeze all' policy for embryos not always best for IVF
28 August 2018 - by Georgia Everett
A study looking at whether frozen or fresh embryo transfers yield the best outcomes for IVF patients has found that the best technique varies from person to person, depending on their cycle so far... [Read More]
First genomics study of African women may help fight breast cancer
28 August 2018 - by Dr Katie Howe
Genome sequencing has been used to shed light on the genetic causes of breast cancer in African woman and develop a model to predict breast cancer risk... [Read More]
Vaping may damage DNA, raising risk of cancer
28 August 2018 - by Martha Henriques
Electronic cigarettes may alter the DNA in users' mouths, potentially increasing their risk of cancer if the damage is not repaired, a preliminary study has found... [Read More]
US surrogate sues agency over taking genetic son
28 August 2018 - by Antony Starza-Allen
A US woman who gave birth to her own child while acting as a surrogate for another couple is reportedly suing the surrogacy agency involved for damages... [Read More]

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