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CONTENTS Issue #993
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Welcome to BioNews by email, published by the Progress Educational Trust, providing you with news, comment and reviews on genetics, assisted conception, embryo/stem cell research and related areas. 

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Egg-sharing: as relevant in oocyte freezing today as in IVF two decades ago
1 April 2019 - by Dr Kamal Ahuja
A sociologist quoted by the Daily Mail has claimed that an egg-sharing scheme offered by our own and other fertility clinics 'sounds like bribing women to freeze their eggs'. Such schemes, said the University of Buckingham sociologist, seemed no more than a 'marketing ploy' with no regard for 'the long-term consequences'... [Read More]
Why we need Siobhain McDonagh's bill to amend the HFE Act
1 April 2019 - by Eleanor Harrison
For the last few months I have been involved with Siobhain's parliamentary push to protect the welfare of women in IVF law... [Read More]
FILM: From the archive - Baroness Mary Warnock talks to the Progress Educational Trust
1 April 2019 - by BioNews
Following the recent death of Baroness Mary Warnock (Patron of the Progress Educational Trust, which publishes BioNews) we present this film of Mary from our archives... [Read More]
Woman with rare genes feels no pain
1 April 2019 - by Catherine Heffner
Two rare gene variants have been discovered in a Scottish woman who lives a virtually pain-free life... [Read More]
Trans men retain fertility one year after testosterone treatment
1 April 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
The ovarian function of transgender men was preserved after one year of testosterone therapy, a small study has found... [Read More]
Italian IVF clinic violated woman's human rights by forcing pregnancy
1 April 2019 - by Hugo Wolfe
Italy violated a woman's right to health after the country's fertility laws led to a forced pregnancy, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights reported on Wednesday... [Read More]
Indian court will hear destroyed embryo case 'academically'
1 April 2019 - by Suzi Denton
The Bombay High Court in Mumbai will continue to hear the application of a deceased man's family for permission to use his frozen embryos, even though they were destroyed per his wife's wishes. [Read More]
Low oxygen in womb may harm fertility of future daughters
1 April 2019 - by Dr Helen Robertson
Exposure to low levels of oxygen in the womb may cause fertility problems for female offspring later in life... [Read More]

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