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CONTENTS Issue #1029
Beyond Regulation: Shining a Light on Fertility Treatment
Radio Review: Sex, Drugs & Lullabies – Men matter
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Beyond Regulation: Shining a Light on Fertility Treatment
6 January 2020 - by Dr Valerie Shaikly
The third session of the Progress Educational Trust (PET) 2019 annual conference, 'Beyond Regulation: Shining a Light on Fertility Treatment', was chaired by Alastair McLellan, the editor of the Health Service Journal... [Read More]
Chinese scientist who created genome-edited babies jailed
6 January 2020 - by Dr Laura Riggall
Professor He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who created the world’s first genome-edited babies, has been sentenced to three years in prison for violating medical regulations... [Read More]
Sleep patterns affect cardiovascular risk regardless of genetics
6 January 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Getting a good night's sleep can reduce the risk of having a heart attack or stroke, even in people who have a higher genetic predisposition for these diseases, according to a new study... [Read More]
Direct-to-consumer fertility tests confuse and mislead consumers, study shows
6 January 2020 - by Eleanor Mackle
At-home fertility tests are an empowering tool for some women in making decisions about their fertility, but leave others feeling lost and confused, a new US study has found... [Read More]
Pentagon warns US military not to use home DNA testing kits
6 January 2020 - by Dr Helen Robertson
The Pentagon is advising members of the US military not to use commercial DNA testing kits, stating that they could pose a security concern... [Read More]
Diet has rapid effects on sperm quality
6 January 2020 - by Dr Katie Howe
Diet can influence sperm quality after just a few weeks according to a small study from Sweden's Linkoping University... [Read More]
Professors Sally Davies and Lesley Regan recognised in New Year's Honours
6 January 2020 - by Jen Willows
Leading figures in science and healthcare have been recognised in the UK's New Year's Honours list 2020... [Read More]
Radio Review: Sex, Drugs & Lullabies – Men matter
6 January 2020 - by Richard Clothier
As a former fertility treatment patient, I campaign to end the IVF treatment postcode lottery and I help to run a fertility support platform for men... [Read More]

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