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CONTENTS Issue #1007
COMMENT
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Podcast Review: Egg freezing, fertility and IVF (Sista Collective, BBC Radio 5 Live)
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Public benefits of children: A case for publicly funding fertility care
22 July 2019 - by Dr Mark Connolly
Tax-financed health systems like the UK's NHS are 'pay-as-you-go' systems reliant on younger and healthier individuals paying into a system used by citizens throughout their lifetime, but mostly consumed in older ages... [Read More]
Benefits and challenges of using artificial intelligence in assisted reproductive technologies
22 July 2019 - by Dr Hazar Haidar
First coined by a group of researchers in 1955, and put simply: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the science of making machines do things that would require intelligence if done by humans... [Read More]
Experts speak out on direct-to-consumer genetic testing
22 July 2019 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Geneticists in the UK have been speaking out against direct-to-consumer DNA testing after concerns over false positive results... [Read More]
Anorexia linked to genetics, suggests study
22 July 2019 - by Charlott Repschlager
A new study suggests that anorexia is not a purely psychiatric disorder but is linked to differences in metabolism underscored by genetics... [Read More]
US senators call for international stand on germline genome editing
22 July 2019 - by Georgia Everett
A resolution to encourage international cooperation in regulating human genome editing has been introduced in the US Senate... [Read More]
Gene that cloaks cancer cells from the immune system found
22 July 2019 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
Researchers have identified a gene, active in the early stages of development, that may help conceal cancers from common immunotherapy treatment... [Read More]
'Secret handshake' between sperm and uterus
22 July 2019 - by Bethany Muller
A study reveals that a molecular handshake may exist between uterine cells and sperm that may help sperm evade attack by the female immune response... [Read More]
Modern human DNA reveals traces of archaic hominin species
22 July 2019 - by Dr Maria Botcharova
Scientists have discovered two previously unrecorded human ancestor groups by analysing the genomes of modern human populations... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Egg freezing, fertility and IVF (Sista Collective, BBC Radio 5 Live)
22 July 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
The Sista Collective is the 'BBC's first homegrown podcast led and hosted by black British women'. Journalist Jessie Aru-Phillips is joined by TV presenter Scarlett Douglas and model Eunice Olumide to discuss egg freezing, fertility and IVF through the lens of women of colour... [Read More]

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