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CONTENTS Issue #984
40 years of IVF: past, present and future
Carrot not stick: reforming surrogacy law
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40 years of IVF: past, present and future
28 January 2019 - by Sarah Norcross
The Progress Educational Trust event '40 Years of IVF: Past, Present and Future' promised to be a special one, organised as it was to mark the 40th birthday of the world's first IVF baby boy Alastair MacDonald, and it didn't disappoint... [Read More]
Carrot not stick: reforming surrogacy law
28 January 2019 - by Professor Margaret Brazier
Attitudes to surrogacy have altered dramatically since 1978, when Sir Roger Ormrod, then a judge at the Court of Appeal, issued this damning condemnation... [Read More]
Birth expected in mitochondrial donation for infertility trial
28 January 2019 - by Jen Willows
Greek and Spanish researchers have announced that a clinical trial using mitochondrial donation to treat infertility has resulted in a pregnancy... [Read More]
Second woman pregnant with genome-edited baby in China
28 January 2019 - by Charlotte Spicer
A second pregnancy established with a genome-edited embryo is ongoing, Chinese authorities have confirmed... [Read More]
10-year limit on egg freezing is 'debilitating' for women, says former HFEA chair
28 January 2019 - by Dr Katie Howe
Fertility experts are campaigning for the UK government to review current legislation which means women who freeze their eggs must use them within 10 years... [Read More]
Slimness may be 'in the genes', suggests study
28 January 2019 - by Dr Rosie Morley
Scientists have identified several genetic variants that tip the balance in favour of being thin... [Read More]
New lawsuits filed over embryos lost in freezer failure
28 January 2019 - by Georgia Everett
Eight new lawsuits have been filed this week following the loss of 4000 eggs and embryos when a storage tank in a fertility clinic malfunctioned... [Read More]
FDA approves consumer genetic test for colorectal cancer risk
28 January 2019 - by Martha Henriques
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a direct-to-consumer genetic test for a hereditary form of colorectal cancer by 23andMe... [Read More]
TV review: The Big Questions - Should we be striving to eliminate mistakes from the genome? (BBC One, Series 12, Episode 2)
28 January 2019 - by Dr Alexander Ware
This episode of 'The Big Questions' starts with just that: a big question. One with no easy answer – which usually signposts an interesting debate... [Read More]

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