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CONTENTS Issue #1009
FILM: Anonymous No More? Donor Conception and Direct-to-Consumer DNA Testing
Film Review: Only You
Podcast Review: 23andMe (and You, and Everyone Else) – Freakonomics
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FILM: Anonymous No More? Donor Conception and Direct-to-Consumer DNA Testing
5 August 2019 - by BioNews
This film documents the Progress Educational Trust/University of Liverpool event about the impact of genetic testing on donor conception and donor anonymity... [Read More]
Japanese scientist gets approval to create human-animal embryos
5 August 2019 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
The Japanese Government has approved the first human-animal embryo experiments which could eventually lead to a new source of organs for transplant... [Read More]
Exercise more beneficial for those with higher genetic risk of obesity
5 August 2019 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
A study led by the Taiwan University examining the interaction between individuals' genetics and 18 types of exercise found that different kinds of exercise could attenuate the genetic effects that contribute to obesity... [Read More]
Liquid biopsy could detect breast cancer recurrence earlier than scan
5 August 2019 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A newly developed blood test can spot breast cancer relapses almost a year before they are clinically detectable... [Read More]
Gay couple file lawsuit against US state department after baby denied citizenship
5 August 2019 - by Suzi Denton
A married couple has been told that their daughter is ineligible for US citizenship despite the fact that they are both American citizens... [Read More]
NIH issue stricter requirements for fetal tissue research
5 August 2019 - by Rikita Patel
The US National Institutes of Health has set out new requirements for researchers seeking government grants for human fetal tissue research... [Read More]
Film Review: Only You
5 August 2019 - by Susan Tranfield-Thomas
'I don't care how old you are – you're gorgeous' says Josh O'Connor's character Jake, PhD student and DJ, on hearing that his new girlfriend Elena is 35 (to his 26). The age gap is not enough to shock the viewer or stand in the way of Jake and Elena's mutual lust though it will, in due course, stand in the way of the couple's cherished hopes for a baby... [Read More]
Podcast Review: 23andMe (and You, and Everyone Else) – Freakonomics
5 August 2019 - by Francesca Sowerbutts
23andMe advertises itself on its website as a way to 'meet your genes'. You can send off a spit sample, and for $99-$199, a report based on your genetics will be emailed to you a few weeks later... [Read More]

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