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Is the UK fertility sector facing a tipping point?
8 July 2019 - by Sally Cheshire
Rarely a day goes by without the UK media mentioning assisted reproduction and the fertility sector. Whether it's the latest research innovation, the growth in DNA testing and matching websites, the funding and commissioning of fertility services or reports of patients confused as to whether they should pay for expensive and unproven add-on treatments... [Read More]
Why France's 2019 Health Bill will be key in harnessing health data for research
8 July 2019 - by Dr Margo Bernelin
The access and use of personal health data for research purposes is increasingly receiving press attention. Undeniably, there are renewed possibilities of conducting health research by processing and cross-referencing large volumes of data through sophisticated algorithms... [Read More]
Genome editing 'cures' mice of HIV infection
8 July 2019 - by Melanie Krause
For the first time, US researchers have used a combination of genome editing and antiretroviral therapy to eliminate HIV from mice... [Read More]
Get A Drip withdraws unproven 'fertility IV'
8 July 2019 - by Rikita Patel
Wellness company Get A Drip has taken its 'fertility IV' drip off the market after the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) said there was no evidence its treatment could improve fertility... [Read More]
Scientist lines up couples for genome-edited babies
8 July 2019 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
A Russian scientist who announced his intention to create genome-edited babies last month, has now revealed details of his plan... [Read More]
Australia launches genetic testing moratorium for life insurance
8 July 2019 - by Jen Willows
A new moratorium prevents insurance providers from asking genetic test results be disclosed in applications for life insurance of AU$500,000 or below... [Read More]
Human embryo model made from stem cells is most advanced yet
8 July 2019 - by Dr Elizabeth Oliver
Scientists have used embryonic stem cells to create three-dimensional early-stage human embryos that are more complex than any previous lab-generated embryo model... [Read More]

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