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CONTENTS Issue #1022
Trouble in Store?
Uterus transplantation: five years on from the world's first birth
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Trouble in Store?
4 November 2019 - by Eleri Williams
The Progress Educational Trust (PET) event 'Trouble in Store? How Not to Break the Law when Storing Embryos and Gametes' took place at Hill Dickinson LLP in London on 29 October 2019... [Read More]
Uterus transplantation: five years on from the world's first birth
4 November 2019 - by Dr Natasha Hammond-Browning
Five years ago, on 3 October 2014, the world's first birth following a uterus transplant was announced. Born in Sweden, baby Vincent's arrival made global headlines, and was followed by further births from the Swedish trial... [Read More]
PET launches egg freezing #ExtendTheLimit campaign
4 November 2019 - by Georgia Everett
The Progress Educational Trust (PET) has launched its #ExtendTheLimit campaign, asking the UK public to sign an online petition requiring Parliament to address the law on egg freezing time limits... [Read More]
Alcohol causes epigenetic brain changes that could trigger cravings
4 November 2019 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
The breakdown products of alcohol can travel to the brain and alter gene activity, which in turn could influence behaviour, suggests a new study in mice... [Read More]
Mother takes legal action against sperm bank for her child's dwarfism
4 November 2019 - by Dr Laura Riggall
A woman has taken a sperm bank to court after giving birth to a child with dwarfism despite choosing a 6-foot-tall donor on its website, according to Russian reports... [Read More]
Largest-ever African genome study may give disease insights
4 November 2019 - by Rikita Patel
New genetic variants found in an African population provide insights into human health, according to a large genome study... [Read More]
US disability council urges greater regulation of genetic testing
4 November 2019 - by Emma Laycock
The US National Council on Disability (NCD) has published a new report calling for greater oversight of genetic testing, particularly prenatal testing... [Read More]
Radio Review: One to One: Benjamin Zephaniah Meets Richard and Terri Clothier (BBC Radio 4 available on iPlayer)
4 November 2019 - by Susan Tranfield-Thomas
The psychological aspects of infertility are generally well-documented. Those who have experience of this will be all too familiar with the devastation, guilt, shame and anger that accompany the diagnosis... [Read More]

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