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CONTENTS Issue #986
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FILM: Whose Genome Is It Anyway? Big Data and Your DNA
11 February 2019 - by BioNews
This film documents the Progress Educational Trust/Genomics England event 'Whose Genome Is It Anyway? Big Data and Your DNA', which formed part of the Genomics Conversation... [Read More]
Ireland's proposed surrogacy laws fail to acknowledge international arrangements
11 February 2019 - by Dr Brian Tobin
A recent survey involving 90 countries reveals the overwhelming popularity of international surrogacy arrangements among many Irish couples... [Read More]
IVF linked to pregnancy complication risk in women
11 February 2019 - by Jakki Magowan
Women who have fertility treatments have a slightly higher risk of severe complications during pregnancy and delivery than those not undergoing treatment... [Read More]
First in-body genome editing trial delivers mixed results
11 February 2019 - by James Close
The first in vivo genome editing therapy has been successful in editing patients' DNA, but has not shown a clinical benefit... [Read More]
South Norfolk bucks national trend to increase funding for IVF
11 February 2019 - by Hugo Wolfe
South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group has decided to increase IVF funding for eligible couples to receive two cycles of treatment rather than none... [Read More]
Cannabis use linked to higher sperm counts in surprise study
11 February 2019 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Having smoked at least two joints of marijuana at some point in their lives was associated with higher sperm counts in men, found a new study... [Read More]
Stanford investigates staff who allegedly knew about genome-edited babies
11 February 2019 - by Jen Willows
Stanford University in California is reviewing staff interactions with Dr He Jiankui, as it emerges that he was in contact with academics at multiple institutions... [Read More]

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