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CONTENTS Issue #976
FILM: How Do We Make Genomics Everybody's Business?
Salvation through legislation?
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FILM: How Do We Make Genomics Everybody's Business?
19 November 2018 - by BioNews
This film documents the Progress Educational Trust/Genomics England event 'How Do We Make Genomics Everybody's Business?', which formed part of the Genomics Conversation... [Read More]
Salvation through legislation?
19 November 2018 - by Dr Raj Mathur
Is a proposed bill to the UK parliament to defend the 'welfare of women' undergoing fertility treatment really the right way to address the debate over 'mild' and 'conventional' IVF? I raised my concerns over what I see as an unjustified backlash against conventional IVF in my BioNews commentary last month... [Read More]
HFEA calls for 'culture change' on IVF add-ons
19 November 2018 - by Rikita Patel
The Human Fertilisation Embryology Authority has signed a consensus statement calling for private IVF clinics to stop charging patients costly optional add-on treatments that are not proven to work... [Read More]
Genetic test to screen embryos for low intelligence developed in US
19 November 2018 - by Ruth Retassie
A polygenic test to assess embryos for intelligence has been launched and several US IVF clinics are considering offering it to patients... [Read More]
Cambodia arrests 11 more surrogates, as Australian nurse released
19 November 2018 - by Dr Melanie Krause
A total of 18 people, including 11 pregnant women, arrested in Cambodia have been charged with offences relating to human trafficking for allegedly engaging in surrogacy for foreign couples... [Read More]
Genetics study reveals how obesity can cause depression
19 November 2018 - by Dr Eleanor Lynam
The largest study of its kind has given evidence to suggest that being overweight can cause depression, primarily due to psychological factors... [Read More]
Epigenetic approach could detect cancer early
19 November 2018 - by Eleanor Mackle and Jennifer Willows
Canadian researchers have published two new studies using machine learning to improve detection and treatment of cancer... [Read More]
Tea or coffee preference may be down to your genes
19 November 2018 - by Dr Helen Robertson
Your preference for tea or coffee could be down to a genetic predisposition to perceiving bitterness, a new study has found... [Read More]

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