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CONTENTS Issue #1034
Book Review: The Human DNA Manual – Understanding your genetic code
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Posthumous sperm donation and donor-conceived peoples' rights
10 February 2020 - by Vince Londini
Recent media coverage of recommendations regarding non-directed posthumous sperm donation highlights the ready ease with which donor-conceived people are marginalised in policy decisions about donor conception... [Read More]
FILM: IVF Funding in North East Essex
10 February 2020 - by BioNews
The director of the Progress Educational Trust talks to ITV News and BBC Look East about plans to reinstate NHS-funded IVF... [Read More]
FILM: Does Fertility Treatment Still Need to Be a Medical Secret? (Part 4)
10 February 2020 - by BioNews
The fourth in a series of films documenting a recent Progress Educational Trust/Scottish Government event on fertility and medical secrecy, featuring a panel discussion chaired by Dr Sarah Martins Da Silva of the University of Dundee... [Read More]
CRISPR-edited cells for cancer treatment appear safe
10 February 2020 - by Christina Burke
Results published from a pioneering clinical trial in the USA have confirmed for the first time that treatment with genome-edited cells appears safe... [Read More]
Coronavirus in newborn raises transmission questions
10 February 2020 - by Alegria Vaz Mouyal
A newborn baby has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, prompting questions about whether it can be passed from mother to child in the womb... [Read More]
Global cancer genome study reveals genetic secrets
10 February 2020 - by Isobel Steer
The largest-ever study of cancer genomes, the Pan-Cancer Project, has published a collection of 23 papers as the result of a ten-year collaboration... [Read More]
Key gene in making eggs and sperm discovered
10 February 2020 - by Dr Elizabeth Oliver
Researchers from Kumamoto University in Japan have revealed a potential genetic cause for infertility in a new study published in Developmental Cell... [Read More]
Study shows brain organoids are confused and disorganised
10 February 2020 - by Dr Laura Riggall
Cerebral organoids fail to replicate the basic features of normal human brain development, according to a new study published in Nature... [Read More]
Lab-grown eggs and sperm a step closer
10 February 2020 - by Georgia Everett
A study, published in Cell Reports, investigating when and how human stem cells develop into egg and sperm cells could help generate lab-grown gametes to treat infertility... [Read More]
Book Review: The Human DNA Manual – Understanding your genetic code
10 February 2020 - by Eleanor Taylor
DNA-themed products are becoming increasingly common within the consumer marketplace, however, genetic literacy within the general population is typically poor which may make it difficult for potential customers to scrutinise these products with a discerning eye... [Read More]

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