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CONTENTS Issue #1031
Radio Review: The Stem Cell Hard Sell
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Should Fertility Patients Be Given What They Want, or What They Need?
20 January 2020 - by Dr Kirsty Horsey
Featuring an all-female panel and chair, the final session of Progress Educational Trust (PET’s) annual conference ‘Reality Check: A Realistic Look at Assisted Reproduction’ asked: ‘Should Fertility Patients Be Given What They Want, or What They Need?’... [Read More]
FILM: Does Fertility Treatment Still Need to Be a Medical Secret? (Part 1)
20 January 2020 - by BioNews
The first in a series of films documenting a recent Progress Educational Trust/Scottish Government event on fertility and medical secrecy, featuring a presentation by Dr Catriona McMillan... [Read More]
Embryo research to reduce the need for IVF raises ethical concerns
20 January 2020 - by Jennifer Frosch
Researchers testing a new way to harvest embryos for genetic screening have been criticised for paying participating women in Mexico to become inseminated and subsequently terminate the pregnancy.... [Read More]
'Living robot' life forms created from frog embryo cells
20 January 2020 - by Bethany Muller
Scientists at the University of Vermont and Tufts University, Massachusetts have reported building so-called 'biological robots' for the first time... [Read More]
Hungary to provide free fertility treatment to boost population
20 January 2020 - by Georgia Everett
Hungary will be providing free IVF to couples to combat the country's declining birth rate, announced the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban... [Read More]
Novel mutations in stem cells of young donors can be passed to recipients
20 January 2020 - by Emma Laycock
A new study suggests that rare harmful mutations in young healthy donors' stems cells can be passed on to recipients of stem cell transplants, potentially leading to health problems... [Read More]
EPO officially cancel the Broad Institute's CRISPR patent
20 January 2020 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
The European Patent Office announced that it will uphold an earlier ruling to retract a key CRISPR/Cas9 patent held by the Broad Institute... [Read More]
Genomics England and Illumina partner on whole genome sequencing
20 January 2020 - by Dr Melanie Krause
Genomics England has announced it will partner with Illumina, a US-based manufacturing and service company providing automated DNA sequencing... [Read More]
Radio Review: The Stem Cell Hard Sell
20 January 2020 - by Isobel Steer
This BBC Radio 4 programme 'The Stem Cell Hard Sell', hosted by Lesley Curwen, aired on 7 January... [Read More]

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