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CONTENTS Issue #1008
COMMENT
Sex selection by gay men using gestational surrogacy: a troubling trend in queer family-making?
NEWS DIGEST
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Book Review: The Farm
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Sex selection by gay men using gestational surrogacy: a troubling trend in queer family-making?
29 July 2019 - by Dr Linda Layne
The gestational surrogacy memoirs of five European and American gay dads and one heterosexual single-father-by-choice suggest that sex selection for sons may be occurring... [Read More]
NHS 'genomic volunteers' won't be expected to pay for genome sequencing
29 July 2019 - by Jen Willows
Two new government publications reveal that plans to charge healthy volunteers for NHS genome sequencing have been scrapped... [Read More]
Call for genome sequencing pilot in newborn screening
29 July 2019 - by Rachel Siden
A new report has called for genome sequencing to be trialled alongside the nine tests that currently comprise newborn screening in the UK... [Read More]
NHS approves earlier use of 'game-changing' ovarian cancer drug
29 July 2019 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
Women in England with advanced ovarian cancer will now have access to a drug that could help halt the progression of their disease much earlier in their course of treatment... [Read More]
One in six women conceive naturally after unsuccessful IVF
29 July 2019 - by Jakki Magowan
The chances of having a treatment-independent live birth following IVF or ICSI are favourable, say researchers at the University of Aberdeen... [Read More]
Wellcome fund initiative to unravel how human embryos develop
29 July 2019 - by Melanie Krause
Wellcome will provide £10 million to fund a 'world-first' research project to better understand human embryonic development... [Read More]
Book Review: The Farm
29 July 2019 - by Annabel Slater
Wealth buys everything. Joanne Ramos' novel The Farm paints a vision of commercial surrogacy unfettered and taken to its extreme: high-end surrogacy for the rich. In her story, not only can the rich and successful outsource childcare to nannies and au pairs, but they can also purchase the bodies of young women to gestate their embryos... [Read More]

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