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CONTENTS Issue #997
COMMENT
How should we use genomic data in assisted reproduction?
FILM: Talking Genomics with Patients
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
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How should we use genomic data in assisted reproduction?
7 May 2019 - by Sandy Starr
Advances in genomics are having a growing impact on fertility treatment and assisted reproduction... [Read More]
FILM: Talking Genomics with Patients
7 May 2019 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust/Genomics Education Programme event about genomic medicine... [Read More]
Embryos not 'living persons' judges rule in Ohio case
7 May 2019 - by Suzi Denton
An appeal court in Cleveland, Ohio, has ruled that a couple's embryos lost in a freezer-failure incident last year were not 'living persons', and should not therefore have been treated as patients rather than property... [Read More]
USA to roll out DNA testing at Mexico border
7 May 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
The USA's Department of Homeland Security is expected to initiate a DNA testing pilot programme this week at the US-Mexico border, in efforts to verify genetic relationships within families entering the USA... [Read More]
Gene behind major cause of women's infertility found
7 May 2019 - by Jakki Magowan
A gene that plays a key role in causing polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has been discovered, and could lead to better disease prediction and treatment... [Read More]
Removing single gene prevents aggressive pancreatic cancer in mice
7 May 2019 - by Georgia Everett
Researchers have discovered that the deletion of a single gene can halt the development and progression of aggressive pancreatic cancer in mice... [Read More]
WiFi devices affect sperm, suggests study
7 May 2019 - by Catherine Heffner
A small study by researchers in Japan has indicated that exposure to WiFi may have detrimental effects on sperm function... [Read More]
Event Review: A public dialogue on genomic medicine
7 May 2019 - by Ana Hallgarten
The NHS is built around a social contract - an understanding that patients, the public, clinicians and government each have a part to play in saving lives and improving health. Where within this contract does the emerging practice of genomic medicine sit? ... [Read More]
Video Review: 'Engaging the Public with Genome Editing' series, Biochemical Society
7 May 2019 - by Catherine Heffner
'So, forgive my ignorance, but… what do you actually do every day?' As a scientist, this is a question I get asked all too frequently by friends and family. The separation between the scientific community and the wider public is seemingly ever growing... [Read More]

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