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CONTENTS Issue #1032
Exhibition Review: Human Nature
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Frozen Fertility: The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos
27 January 2020 - by Annabel Slater
The legislation surrounding gamete freezing is complicated and difficult to comprehend, even for people with law degrees. The Progress Educational Trust's latest event 'Frozen Fertility: The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos', held at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, set out to explore the current state of play... [Read More]
FILM: Does Fertility Treatment Still Need to Be a Medical Secret? (Part 2)
27 January 2020 - by BioNews
The second in a series of films documenting a recent Progress Educational Trust/Scottish Government event on fertility and medical secrecy, featuring a presentation by Gwenda Burns of Fertility Network UK... [Read More]
Donor-conceived and surrogacy-born children's rights in the age of biotechnology
27 January 2020 - by Dr Sonia Allan, Damian Adams and Stephanie Raeymaekers
As we enter 2020 and countries continue to grapple with the issues raised by donor-conception and surrogacy, reflection on recent 'consultations' and 'reviews' by government, not-for-profit and United Nations (UN) organisations around the world reveal that meaningful inclusion of the voices of people born as a result of such practices is often lacking... [Read More]
Essex CCG considers bringing back NHS IVF
27 January 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
North-east Essex could be reinstating free IVF treatment on the NHS after a controversial decision to withdraw treatment... [Read More]
Can posthumous donation tackle the UK's sperm shortage?
27 January 2020 - by Alegria Vaz Mouyal
Men should be permitted to donate their sperm after death in the same way they can donate organs, according to a new paper in the Journal of Medical Ethics... [Read More]
Development of guidelines for research on stem-cell based embryo models
27 January 2020 - by Jen Willows
New international guidelines are being developed to establish ethical parameters for scientists working with human stem-cell based embryo models... [Read More]
RNA discovery changes our understanding of gene expression
27 January 2020 - by Christina Burke
Researchers have discovered a new mechanism of DNA transcription regulation, controlled by specialised subtypes of RNA molecules... [Read More]
Arizona woman cannot use frozen embryos against ex-husband's wishes
27 January 2020 - by Dr Laura Riggall
A woman cannot use her frozen embryos to have a baby following opposition from her ex-husband, the Arizona Supreme Court has ruled... [Read More]
Exhibition Review: Human Nature
27 January 2020 - by Ahmed Amer
As a scientist, genetics has always fascinated me; it's our looks, traits, behaviours and diseases; our past, our present and our future... [Read More]

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