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CONTENTS Issue #1024
COMMENT
Carrier screening: The state of play in the UK Jewish population
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Podcast Review: 'Biohacking: Rules of Engagement' – Reset, Vox
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Carrier screening: The state of play in the UK Jewish population
18 November 2019 - by Dr Avi Lerner and Dr Véronique Berman
The rapid reduction in cost and increased integration of genomic tools into clinical practice, has led to a renewed interest in pre-conceptional carrier screening as seen in recent Progress Educational Trust events and the annual meeting of ESHRE in June... [Read More]
Epigenetic test offers speedy diagnosis for male infertility
18 November 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
Scientists have discovered genetic biomarkers that could be used to distinguish between infertile and fertile men... [Read More]
Duchenne gene therapy trial halted after serious reaction
18 November 2019 - by Charlotte Spicer
A gene therapy trial for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) has been halted after a patient experienced serious side effects... [Read More]
E-CRISPR could be used to rapidly detect viruses
18 November 2019 - by Laura Riggall
Researchers claim that the genome-editing tool CRISPR could be used to detect dangerous viruses in a drop of blood within an hour... [Read More]
UN call to stop criminalisation of surrogates in Cambodia
18 November 2019 - by Dr Lea Goetz
The UN has called on Cambodia to repeal the criminalisation of surrogates... [Read More]
Obituary: Frank Dobson, the politician pivotal to PET
18 November 2019 - by Marieke Bigg
The former Labour health secretary Frank Dobson, whose contributions in Parliament helped to pass the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act, passed away on 11 November 2019, aged 79... [Read More]
Podcast Review: 'Biohacking: Rules of Engagement' – Reset, Vox
18 November 2019 - by Jennifer Frosch
Do-it-yourself science at home: despite my research training, this is something I have never given serious consideration... [Read More]

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