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CONTENTS Issue #1025
Why we need root and branch fertility law reform
Event Review: Is obesity a choice?
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Why we need root and branch fertility law reform
25 November 2019 - by Louisa Ghevaert
We are currently experiencing powerful digital, artificial intelligence, genomic science, epigenetic and human reproductive revolutions. These will increasingly blur the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres... [Read More]
Genetic screening of embryos may not lead to smarter babies
25 November 2019 - by Dr Eleanor Lynam
'Designer babies' created via IVF and selected on the basis of genetic combinations for intelligence or height are unlikely to become reality, according to a recent study... [Read More]
'Rubber band' protein blamed for falling female fertility with age
25 November 2019 - by Dr Jennifer Frosch
Decreased fertility and increased risk of miscarriages in older women is linked to a protein involved in egg cell division, scientists say. [Read More]
Genome-edited babies may be justifiable says bioethicist
25 November 2019 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Genome-edited babies may be ethically justifiable, highly desirable and less than two years away according to a bioethicist at Abertay University in Dundee... [Read More]
US bid to take action against 'fertility' supplements
25 November 2019 - by Dr Katie Howe
A health watchdog group have petitioned US regulators to take action against the manufacturers of 39 dietary supplements that claim to aid fertility... [Read More]
IVF babies funded through lottery win and radio contest
25 November 2019 - by Rikita Patel
Lottery winnings and a 'Win a Baby' radio contest have given would-be parents an unusual way of funding IVF... [Read More]
Event Review: Is obesity a choice?
25 November 2019 - by Eleanor Mackle
Dr Giles Yeo at the University of Cambridge is on a mission to change the common conception that obesity is a choice... [Read More]

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