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CONTENTS Issue #987
COMMENT
Paid-for NHS genomic testing could undermine the 100,000 Genomes Project's work
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Book Review: Gene Machine - The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome
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Paid-for NHS genomic testing could undermine the 100,000 Genomes Project's work
18 February 2019 - by Professor Bobbie Farsides
Few people can fail to have noticed the response to health secretary Matt Hancock's plans to allow healthy people to pay for NHS genomic testing on the understanding that they will agree to share their results for the purposes of research – a plan which now sits alongside earlier statements relating to children with cancer automatically qualifying for whole genome sequencing... [Read More]
DNA test gets go-ahead to find out if fertility doctor used own sperm
18 February 2019 - by Suzi Denton
A Dutch court has granted permission for DNA tests to establish whether a deceased fertility doctor substituted his own sperm when treating patients... [Read More]
WHO forms human genome editing panel in wake of controversy
18 February 2019 - by Dr Sam Sherratt
The World Health Organization is convening an 18-member committee of scientific experts from around the globe next month with the goal of developing international standards for the oversight of human genome editing... [Read More]
'Older' sperm produce healthier offspring
18 February 2019 - by Dr Elizabeth Oliver
Selecting sperm with greater stamina results in offspring that are healthier and live longer, according to a recent study in zebrafish... [Read More]
Judge calls for law review after trans man gives birth
18 February 2019 - by Hugo Wolfe
England's most senior family judge has invited the Health Secretary to review fertility laws after hearing the case of a trans man unable to be recognised as father on his child’s birth certificate... [Read More]
Shape of female reproductive tract weeds out weak sperm
18 February 2019 - by Jakki Magowan
Slower sperm are beaten by stronger and faster sperm when competing to fertilise an egg due to restrictive bottlenecks in the female reproductive tract... [Read More]
Israel's high court rejects prolific US sperm donor's petition
18 February 2019 - by Jen Willows
Israel's High Court of Justice has ruled that a woman may not use the sperm of a prolific US donor to become pregnant... [Read More]
Book Review: Gene Machine - The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome
18 February 2019 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
It was early October 2009. 'The prize for chemistry was to be announced on Wednesday. The chemistry prize often alternates between the hard-core chemists and the more biological chemists… [Read More]

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