The Fertility Show, Manchester Central, 23-24 March 2019
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CONTENTS Issue #980
COMMENT
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Radio Review: The Viking Code – BBC Radio 4
Book Review: Your Family - A Donor Kid's Story
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The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act: Is it broke and should we fix it?
17 December 2018 - by Sally Cheshire
A Keynote Presentation given by Sally Cheshire, Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, at the Progress Educational Trust's 2018 Annual Conference... [Read More]
Q&A with Sally Cheshire
17 December 2018 - by Dr Valerie Shaikly
A summary of the Q&A session with Sally Cheshire, Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, at the Progress Educational Trust's 2018 Annual Conference... [Read More]
Cautious optimism at the first live birth after womb transplant from deceased donor
17 December 2018 - by Dr Natasha Hammond-Browning
The news broke on the 4 December 2018 that clinicians had achieved a successful pregnancy and live birth following a uterus transplant from a deceased donor... [Read More]
DNA tests can come with a placebo effect
17 December 2018 - by Eleanor Lynam
Being aware of a genetic risk can cause a 'placebo effect', a recent study has found... [Read More]
Two-thirds of fertility patients feel ripped off by IVF clinics
17 December 2018 - by Ewa Zotow
Sixty-two percent of private IVF patients paid 'more than they expected' for treatment, according to the first national patient survey by the HFEA. [Read More]
Genes discovered for red-headedness
17 December 2018 - by Martha Henriques
The largest study of the genetics of hair colour has identified eight genes linked to redheadedness... [Read More]
UK legal system may impact decision to go abroad for surrogacy
17 December 2018 - by Georgia Everett
A new study into the experience of British families who undertaking surrogacy arrangements has shed light on the reasons some seek a surrogate in the UK while others choose to go abroad... [Read More]
Loss of two genes may drive serrated colorectal cancers
17 December 2018 - by Martha Henriques
Two genetic markers linked to an aggressive, treatment-resistant form of colorectal cancer... [Read More]
Radio Review: The Viking Code – BBC Radio 4
17 December 2018 - by Eleanor Mackle
Nearly everyone in modern day Europe is descended from the Vikings: this was the revelation I discovered when listening to a recent episode of BBC Radio 4's 'The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry'... [Read More]
Book Review: Your Family - A Donor Kid's Story
17 December 2018 - by Tracey Sainsbury
The new book by Wendy Kramer 'Your Family: A Donor Kid's Story' was eagerly anticipated; I was very much looking forward to having a child-friendly resource to share with clients attending implications counselling ahead of trying to conceive with donated eggs, sperm or embryos. The book was promoted for children aged five to seven, factually introducing donor conception and the presence of genetic half siblings... [Read More]

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