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Selfish and septuagenarian: when do reproductive rights end?
16 September 2019 - by Dr Anna Smajdor
A woman in India has given birth to twins. In itself, nothing particularly worth reporting there. Women give birth to babies all the time... [Read More]
Forgeries of Happiness: Dishonesty and Deceit in IVF
16 September 2019 - by James Lawford Davies and Eleri Williams
Happily fraud, dishonesty and forgery are seldom features of IVF treatment. But on rare occasions (and for widely differing reasons), some patients are not wholly transparent or honest in their engagement with clinics... [Read More]
HFEA urges IVF clinics to be more transparent about add-ons
16 September 2019 - by Rikita Patel
The UK fertility regulator, the HFEA, has called for reforms in the way fertility add-on treatments are offered to patients, according to a consensus statement... [Read More]
DNA company accused of fudging people's genetic test results
16 September 2019 - by Dr Maria Botcharova
Seventeen former employees of a genetic testing company, Orig3n, have accused it of not meeting scientific standards and returning inaccurate results... [Read More]
Fertility clinic ordered to reveal donor list after sperm mix-up
16 September 2019 - by Georgia Everett
A New Jersey couple is suing a fertility clinic after another man's sperm was accidentally used during their IVF treatment... [Read More]
Genome-editing shows potential for treating HIV in patient
16 September 2019 - by Charlotte Spicer
Chinese scientists have used the genome editing tool CRISPR in an attempt to treat HIV in a patient with blood cancer, for the first time... [Read More]
Google bans ads for 'unproven' treatments from stem cell clinics
16 September 2019 - by Jen Willows
Google has announced a new Healthcare and Medicines policy whereby clinics offering 'unproven or experimental medical techniques' will not be allowed to advertise on the platform... [Read More]
Novel method uses human stem cells to mimic early embryos
16 September 2019 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
Scientists have developed a new device that uses iPSCs to create the most advanced artificial model of early human embryo development... [Read More]
Event Review: Transforming Medicine - The Promise of Human Genome Editing for Rare and Genetic Disease
16 September 2019 - by Sophia McCully
At the 2019 FORUM Annual Lecture at the Academy of Medical Sciences in London, Dr John Leonard, president and chief executive officer at Intellia Therapeutics gave an enlightening overview of the work they are doing towards clinical application of genome editing and his thoughts on the general genome editing field... [Read More]

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