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CONTENTS Issue #1030
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What's the Truth about...
13 January 2020 - by Eleanor Taylor
The afternoon sitting of the Progress Educational Trust's annual conference 'Reality Check: A Realistic Look at Assisted Reproduction' began with an extended session entitled 'What's the Truth about'... [Read More]
Egg freezing is driven by a lack of suitable partners, but men are still very much involved
12 January 2020 - by Professor Marcia C. Inhorn
Women are electing to collect and freeze their eggs in the hope of preserving fertility for the future... [Read More]
Beware of cheap imitations: justice and He Jiankui
13 January 2020 - by Julian Hitchcock
'Three babies, three scientists, three years in jail, and a three million yuan fine. This is the story of Dr He Jiankui and the world's first genome edited babies', wrote the philosopher Françoise Baylis in last week's Boston Globe.... [Read More]
Diabetes drug could lead to new treatment for recurrent miscarriage
13 January 2020 - by Dr Rachel Montgomery
New research has suggested that a drug already in use for type 2 diabetes might also help prevent recurrent miscarriages... [Read More]
NHS DNA sequencing to speed up diagnosis of critically ill children
13 January 2020 - by Dr Charlott Repschlager
A new form of DNA testing that has the potential to rapidly diagnose rare diseases in critically ill babies and children has been made available on the NHS... [Read More]
The potential use of CRISPR to treat disease is gaining momentum
13 January 2020 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
Promising results from clinical trials give hope for using CRISPR genome editing to treat various heritable diseases and cancer in humans... [Read More]
Scientists find five times more genes linked to breast cancer than were previously known
13 January 2020 - by Dr Marieke Bigg
A major international study of the genetics of breast cancer published in the journal Nature Genetics has identified more than 350 genetic variants that increase an individual's risk of developing the disease... [Read More]
Zinc and folic acid supplements do not improve male fertility
13 January 2020 - by Rachel Siden
A large-scale US study on male fertility has shown that taking zinc and folic acid supplements do not increase the health of sperm or rate of pregnancy... [Read More]

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