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CONTENTS Issue #965
Theatre Review: Egg – Edinburgh Fringe
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The significance of fertility: A landmark ruling on posthumous conception
3 September 2018 - by Louisa Ghevaert
The recently published case of Y v A Healthcare NHS Trust is a unique and important legal ruling on posthumous conception in the UK. The decision sends an important message that individual fertility and reproductive legacy, and not just property, can warrant protection... [Read More]
HFEA launches first National Fertility Patient Survey
3 September 2018 - by Yuba Bessaoud
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has today launched the first-ever National Fertility Patient Survey. The objective is to give the UK's fertility patients an unprecedented chance to have their say... [Read More]
Genome editing relieves muscular dystrophy in dogs
3 September 2018 - by Dr Charlott Repschlager
Dogs with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) have been treated using genome editing, a study in Science reports... [Read More]
Spanish families stranded in Ukraine in surrogacy limbo
3 September 2018 - by Sarah Pritchard
Nearly 30 Spanish families are unable to leave Ukraine with their surrogate-born infants, as they are unable to register the births with the Spanish Consular Civil Registry of the Spanish Embassy in Kiev... [Read More]
Birth defect in boys linked to cancer and infertility
3 September 2018 - by Bethany Muller
A large study in Australia has found a link between undescended testes at birth and development of testicular cancer and infertility in later life... [Read More]
Sleep loss results in epigenetic changes linked to weight gain
3 September 2018 - by Dr Hannah Somers
A single night's sleep disturbance causes epigenetic changes in fat and muscle tissue, a new report has found... [Read More]
Big muscles come at the price of sperm quality
3 September 2018 - by Martha Henriques
Bulging biceps might make men more likely to appeal to the opposite sex, but extra muscle may take its toll on their sperm count... [Read More]
Illinois rules insurers must cover gamete freezing for cancer patients
3 September 2018 - by Lone Hørlyck
Illinois has become the latest US state to insist medical insurers fund fertility preservation treatments for cancer patients... [Read More]
Aggressive prostate cancer gene identified
3 September 2018 - by Isobel Steer
Finnish researchers have identified two possible mutations in one gene that are both correlated with prostate cancer... [Read More]
Theatre Review: Egg – Edinburgh Fringe
3 September 2018 - by Annabel Slater
An evocative and arresting sight hung suspended at the entrance to Egg. Sarah Bebe Holmes lay coiled inside a clear plastic bag of water, eyes closed, delicately moving her fists like a fetus in the womb... [Read More]

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