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CONTENTS Issue #1026
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Does fertility treatment still need to be a medical secret?
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Does fertility treatment still need to be a medical secret?
2 December 2019 - by Charlott Repschlager
The latest meeting organised by the Progress Educational Trust asked the question 'Does fertility treatment still need to be a medical secret?' The event in Edinburgh last week, held in partnership with the Scottish Government, took place off the Royal Mile - through a narrow alleyway in Riddle's Court, one of the many old and imposing buildings scattered through the city... [Read More]
New Zealand launches world's first HIV positive sperm bank
2 December 2019 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
The first sperm bank in the world for HIV positive donors has been launched in New Zealand... [Read More]
First UAE surrogacy case ruling
2 December 2019 - by Suzi Denton
A court in the United Arab Emirates has ruled that a woman whose husband had a child through surrogacy without her knowledge or consent, is not the child's mother... [Read More]
Fertility treatment - not age, may change epigenetics in offspring
2 December 2019 - by Dr Joanne Delange
Fertility treatments rather than increased maternal age may alter gene expression in offspring, suggests a study in mice... [Read More]
Stem cells may trigger immune repair to mend hearts
2 December 2019 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Stem cell therapies may become redundant in repairing cardiac function after a heart attack, suggests a new study in mice... [Read More]
New Jersey may be first US state to require licensing for embryo storage
2 December 2019 - by Lone Hørlyck
New Jersey looks set to become the first US state to require licensing and inspection of facilities that store embryos being used for fertility treatment... [Read More]
Radio Review: 'The Moral Maze Debates the Morality of Genetics'– BBC Radio 4 available on iPlayer
2 December 2019 - by Dr Joanne Delange
On 6 November, eight individuals with varying views debated the morality of genetics on BBC Radio 4's Moral Maze... [Read More]
Podcast review: 'Designer Genes', Babbage (The Economist)
2 December 2019 - by Isobel Steer
When we think of designer babies, we may think of genome-edited babies with their DNA cut and spliced, perhaps using CRISPR... [Read More]

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