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CONTENTS Issue #1040
Podcast Review: The Gene Gap - What does it mean to be human?
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Guidance for the care of fertility patients during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
23 March 2020 - by Dr Jason Kasraie, Dr Jane Stewart, Dr Raj Mathur
The British Fertility Society (BFS) and the Association of Reproductive Clinical Scientists (ARCS) have announced new guidelines for fertility patients during the coronavirus pandemic.... [Read More]
An open letter to fertility patients
23 March 2020 - by Sally Cheshire CBE
As Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, the regulator responsible for overseeing all UK fertility clinics, I wanted to write an open letter to all of you who are currently undergoing or were planning fertility treatment at this difficult time... [Read More]
FILM: What fertility patients need to know about COVID-19
23 March 2020 - by Dr Jane Stewart
In this short video, Dr Jane Stewart – chair of the British Fertility Society – explains how the fertility sector is responding to the current coronavirus pandemic... [Read More]
Help others to be mothers: PET's #ExtendTheLimit campaign relaunches for Mother's Day
23 March 2020 - by Dr Catherine Hill
PET's #ExtendTheLimit petition to change the ten-year storage limit on social egg freezing relaunched ahead of Mother's Day with the key message: help others to be mothers... [Read More]
Fertility clinics asked to suspend treatment due to coronavirus
23 March 2020 - by Christina Burke
New guidance has called for fertility clinics in the UK to minimise treatment amid the coronavirus pandemic... [Read More]
Coronavirus testing support offered by the Francis Crick Institute
23 March 2020 - by Alegria Vaz Mouyal
More than 300 scientists at the Francis Crick Institute in London have volunteered their services to carry out coronavirus tests in their labs... [Read More]
Egg enzyme unpacks paternal genome
23 March 2020 - by Eleanor Taylor
Researchers trying to understand what happens in the first moments after fertilisation have discovered that an enzyme previously studied in colon cancer plays a key role... [Read More]
CRISPR can now target RNA - including coronavirus genome
23 March 2020 - by Dr Jay Stone
A new CRISPR-based technology can target RNA in human cells, including the RNA-based genome of the coronavirus... [Read More]
Predicting patients benefits from new ovarian cancer treatment
23 March 2020 - by Dr Jennifer Frosch
Analysing the tumour genome and cancer microenvironment can predict an ovarian cancer patient's response to a novel immune-PARP combination treatment, according to a new study... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The Gene Gap - What does it mean to be human?
23 March 2020 - by Alegria Vaz Mouyal
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a parent of a child with Down's syndrome?... [Read More]

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