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CONTENTS Issue #1012
COMMENT
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Book Review: Gene Eating - The Science of Obesity and the Truth about Diets
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Single mother families formed through assisted reproduction: the evidence
27 August 2019 - by Dr Sophie Zadeh
Last week's news that public funds for assisted reproduction are not being made available to single women in South East London piqued my interest... [Read More]
Baby Cotton onwards: UK surrogacy law needs to keep pace
26 August 2019 - by Kim Cotton
The birth of my surrogate daughter Baby Cotton triggered the 1985 Surrogacy Act which was hastily rushed through the UK Parliament as a knee jerk reaction to public opinion, which was generated by sensationalised newspaper headlines... [Read More]
US project on 1 million genomes lines up genetic counsellors
27 August 2019 - by Eleanor Lynam
A US governmental programme which aims to sequence the genomes of one million people has teamed up with a company to offer genetic counselling to participants... [Read More]
NHS group denies single women IVF treatment
27 August 2019 - by Jen Willows
An NHS group has banned single women from accessing funded fertility treatment... [Read More]
Widen breast cancer gene screening, says US taskforce
27 August 2019 - by Charlott Repschlager
An influential health group in the USA has concluded that more women could benefit from wider gene screening for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer... [Read More]
Mitochondria linked to stem cell transplant rejection
27 August 2019 - by Jen Willows
A new study has shown why stem cell transplants, even derived from the patient's own cells can be rejected... [Read More]
Blood test detects ovarian cancer two years earlier
27 August 2019 - by Emma Laycock
Scientists have developed a blood test that may be able to detect ovarian cancer up to two years earlier than other methods... [Read More]
Book Review: Gene Eating - The Science of Obesity and the Truth about Diets
27 August 2019 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
It's never been easier to eat more and move less, so it's no surprise that the worldwide prevalence of obesity has more than doubled since the 1980s. With so much 'advice' at our fingertips, whose guidance do we follow and how do we get to the truth? ... [Read More]

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