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CONTENTS Issue #1035
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Event Review: The Gene Gap – Who would you trust to edit the human race?
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#ExtendTheLimit - PET pushes the campaign past the first milestone
17 February 2020 - by Sarah Norcross
Progress Educational Trust (PET) is celebrating: the Government has listened to our #ExtendTheLimit campaign, heard our calls for compassion and common sense and announced a public consultation looking at extending the ten-year storage limit... [Read More]
FILM: Health and Genomics - What's the Score with Polygenic Scores?
17 February 2020 - by Sandy Starr
This film documents a debate about polygenic risk scores chaired by the deputy director of the Progress Educational Trust at the Battle of Ideas festival... [Read More]
Ten year storage of eggs, sperm and embryos may be extended
17 February 2020 - by Christina Burke
The UK government has launched a public consultation on whether to change the ten-year storage limit on frozen eggs, sperm, and embryos... [Read More]
Improved base-editors advance CRISPR based genome editing
17 February 2020 - by Alegria Vaz Mouyal
Refined base editing techniques that appear to reduce off-target effects may improve the accuracy of future gene therapies, according to new research... [Read More]
New consumer law guidelines for IVF sector
17 February 2020 - by Eleanor Taylor
The UK Competition and Markets Authority will create consumer protection guidelines for the UK fertility sector, to ensure that IVF clinics practice in accordance with current consumer law... [Read More]
Fresh donor eggs better for IVF than frozen
17 February 2020 - by Dr Katie Howe
Using fresh donated eggs for IVF leads to slightly better birth outcomes than frozen, according to the largest comparison of fresh and frozen donor eggs for IVF to date... [Read More]
Dutch stem cell bank loses samples
17 February 2020 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
Dutch stem cell bank Cryo-Save has misplaced thousands of stem cell samples while transferring them from facilities across Europe to Poland... [Read More]
Metabolic compound may reverse fertility ageing in women
17 February 2020 - by Jennifer Frosch
A metabolic compound can reverse the ageing process of eggs in mice and could lead to new non-invasive treatments for improving fertility in older women, researchers say... [Read More]
Event Review: The Gene Gap – Who would you trust to edit the human race?
17 February 2020 - by Ana Hallgarten
The Guardian Live's event entitled 'The Gene Gap: 'Who would you trust to edit the human race?', took place on 28 January 2020 at SamsungKX, London... [Read More]

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