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Testing times: how should we use genomic data in assisted reproduction
20 May 2019 - by Ana Hallgarten
The Progress Educational Trust's event 'Testing Times: How Should We Use Genomic Data in Assisted Reproduction' took place at Amnesty International in London on the 16 May 2019. The event aimed to give members of the audience an insight into current uses of genomic data in assisted reproduction and its possible future uses... [Read More]
Looking for genetic relatives in genetic databases is harmful and wrong
20 May 2019 - by Professor Guido Pennings
More and more people are using DNA testing websites. The curiosity about one's ancestry seems to be growing, especially in the USA. In doing so, millions of people are giving away all rights to their genetic information without much concern about what can or will be done with it... [Read More]
Scientists urge men to consider banking sperm before 35
20 May 2019 - by Sarah Gregory
New research has shown that men who start a family later in life are more likely to experience fertility problems and can increase the risk of health issues in their children... [Read More]
Human germline is 'not inviolable', says German ethics council
20 May 2019 - by Helen Robertson
The German Ethics Council has stated that intervention in the human germline - that is, DNA inherited by children from their parents - 'is not inviolable' when it comes to potential interventions... [Read More]
Bowel cancer rates rising among younger adults
20 May 2019 - by Grace O'Regan
The incidence of bowel cancer is increasing among under 50s in Europe and other high-income countries around the world, two studies have confirmed... [Read More]
Texas bill would treat 'fertility fraud' as sexual assault
20 May 2019 - by Jen Willows
A bill to expand the definition of sexual assault to include fertility fraud has been passed by the Texas house of representatives... [Read More]
Compound in broccoli reduces tumour growth
20 May 2019 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
A new study gives credence to the idea that broccoli could protect against cancer... [Read More]
Record numbers of parents preserving cord blood
20 May 2019 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
The number of new parents paying to bank their baby's umbilical cord blood for future use in stem cell therapies or transplantation in case of illness has increased by 59 percent in the space of four years in the UK... [Read More]

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