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CONTENTS Issue #998
Removing donor anonymity retrospectively in Victoria, Australia – two years on
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Removing donor anonymity retrospectively in Victoria, Australia – two years on
13 May 2019 - by Louise Johnson
It has been over two years since world-first changes to donor conception laws were implemented in Victoria, Australia, allowing all donor-conceived people to learn their sperm or egg donor's identity... [Read More]
Record numbers of single women seeking fertility treatments
13 May 2019 - by Jakki Magowan
Women without male partners are increasingly seeking fertility treatment according to a new report by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority... [Read More]
Genetic therapy fixes damaged hearts in pigs
13 May 2019 - by Dr Melanie Krause
For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that a genetic therapy can regenerate heart tissue after heart attack injury in a large mammal... [Read More]
Italy will not recognise intended parent of surrogate-born child, court rules
13 May 2019 - by Antony Starza-Allen
Italy's highest court has ruled that the non-biological father of two children born through surrogacy overseas cannot be named as the children's legal parent... [Read More]
Prostate cancer gene mutation raises risk of death by threefold
13 May 2019 - by Dr Charlott Repschlager
A mutation that raises a prostate cancer patient's risk of death by threefold has been discovered... [Read More]
Indiana first US state to write 'fertility fraud' into law
13 May 2019 - by Suzi Denton
Indiana has become the first US state to pass legislation making it a criminal offence for fertility doctors to use their own sperm in treatment without their patients’ prior knowledge and consent... [Read More]
Native American man's DNA traced back 17,000 years
13 May 2019 - by Dr Sam Sherratt
A Native American man in Montana has the 'oldest' human DNA in the United States, according to news reports... [Read More]

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