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CONTENTS Issue #1004
What can healthy individuals learn from getting their genomes sequenced?
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What can healthy individuals learn from getting their genomes sequenced?
1 July 2019 - by Dr Jess Buxton
The past few years have seen a huge increase in the identification of rare and common genetic variants associated with disease, advances made possible through ever cheaper and faster genome sequencing technologies... [Read More]
Air pollution reduces women's egg reserves
25 June 2019 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Exposure to environmental air pollutants may decrease a woman's ovarian reserve, suggests a new study... [Read More]
Dispute resumes as US patent office re-examines CRISPR invention
1 July 2019 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
The US patent office has declared an 'interference' - re-opening the long-running dispute between the University of California (UC), Berkeley and the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, over who invented CRISPR genome editing first... [Read More]
ICSI no better than IVF for routine infertility cases
26 June 2019 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
The increasingly popular technique ICSI has no advantages over IVF in treating cases not related to male infertility, according to a new study... [Read More]
Scientists oppose proposal to close UK mouse-research centre
1 July 2019 - by Dr James Heather
More than 150 researchers have backed a letter written by senior scientists protesting the move to close one of the UK’s leading mouse-genetics centres at the Harwell Institute in Oxfordshire... [Read More]
Success rates for IVF and ICSI in Europe plateau
25 June 2019 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
While IVF use in Europe has risen, the success rates after IVF or ICSI appear to have peaked... [Read More]
Canadian doctor loses licence for using own sperm in IVF
1 July 2019 - by Sarah Gregory
A Canadian fertility specialist, Dr Norman Barwin, has lost his medical licence for using the wrong sperm, including his own, to inseminate a number of IVF patients... [Read More]
Men in their fifties have reduced success in fertility treatment
26 June 2019 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
The chance of success with fertility treatment using IVF or ICSI decreases if a man is over 51, according to a new study... [Read More]

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