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CONTENTS Issue #1020
COMMENT
Assisted reproduction crime network in Greece highlights need for monitoring surrogacy
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
TV Review: Eugenics - Science's greatest scandal
Radio Review: HIV protective gene paper retraction
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Assisted reproduction crime network in Greece highlights need for monitoring surrogacy
21 October 2019 - by Dr Katia Neofytou
This September, news broke of the dismantling of an organised crime group involved in illegal adoptions, egg-selling and commercial surrogacy in Thessaloniki, Greece... [Read More]
Health reports from direct-to-consumer genetic tests 'woefully incomplete'
21 October 2019 - by Jen Willows
Direct-to-consumer genetic tests should not be used as a basis for medical decision making, according to two separate studies released last week... [Read More]
First 'blastoids' from mouse stem cells implanted in womb
21 October 2019 - by Jennifer Frosch
US researchers have generated novel early embryo models – called blastoids – from mouse stem cells and implanted them into surrogate mice... [Read More]
Scientist starts editing human eggs to study deaf gene
21 October 2019 - by Helen Robertson
Russian biologist Dr Denis Rebrikov has begun genome editing eggs with the reported objective of learning how deaf couples can have children without the genetic mutation that impairs hearing... [Read More]
'Rare Disease Conversation' launched by UK Department of Health
21 October 2019 - by Jen Willows
The Department of Health and Social Care have launched a survey to determine the obstacles to improving care for people living with rare disease... [Read More]
Human 'mini-brains' give evolutionary insights
21 October 2019 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
Human brain development occurs as a slower pace compared to other primates, according to a new study using 'mini brains' from stem cells... [Read More]
TV Review: Eugenics - Science's greatest scandal
21 October 2019 - by Marieke Bigg
In the BBC documentary, Eugenics: Science's Greatest Scandal, science journalist Angela Saini and disability rights activist Adam Pearson tackle the difficult subject of eugenics... [Read More]
Radio Review: HIV protective gene paper retraction
21 October 2019 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
There are numerous reasons why the story of two baby girls, who had been genetically engineered as embryos and consequently equipped with an HIV protective gene variant, startled researchers and the public around the world... [Read More]

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