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CONTENTS Issue #1023
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Let's grasp this opportunity to examine the potential future of screening
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Let's grasp this opportunity to examine the potential future of screening
11 November 2019 - by Nick Meade and Dr Jayne Spink
Twenty thousand babies are to have their genomes sequenced at birth in an NHS-based pilot announced by Matt Hancock on Monday 4 November at the Genomics England Research Conference... [Read More]
Egg freezing petition forced to close by general election
11 November 2019 - by Dr Catherine Hill
The Progress Educational Trust's (PET's) #ExtendTheLimit campaign to extend the ten-year storage limit for social egg freezing gathered over 1000 signatures to its online petition in its first week... [Read More]
Woman has mutation which may protect against Alzheimer's
11 November 2019 - by Sarah Gregory
A rare gene-mutation may protect against the onset of symptoms in Alzheimer's disease... [Read More]
Genome editing seems safe suggests first study in US patients
11 November 2019 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Early results from the first clinical trial to use CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in three cancer patients in the USA suggest the approach is safe... [Read More]
IVF Fairness petition closed due to UK election
11 November 2019 - by Marieke Bigg
A petition to Parliament to tackle the national discrepancies in NHS IVF provision has been closed due to the upcoming UK general election... [Read More]
Cancer cells limit DNA repair to overcome treatment
11 November 2019 - by Laura Riggall
Colorectal cancer cells increase the rate of mutations and impair DNA repair in their genomes to become more resistant to targeted therapies, a new study suggests... [Read More]
Book Review: Egg Freezing, Fertility and Reproductive Choice - Negotiating Responsibility, Hope and Modern Motherhood
11 November 2019 - by Eleanor Taylor
Over the last decade the number of women who have opted to freeze their eggs for social reasons has risen exponentially... [Read More]

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