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CONTENTS Issue #1041
Podcast Review: The Gene Gap - Who decides what should happen next?
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Fertility patients' self-care: counselling and support during the COVID-19 pandemic
30 March 2020 - by Angela Pericleous-Smith
This is an unprecedented time, never in living memory have we experienced the dreadful and extraordinary repercussions of a pandemic. As an infertility counsellor I am turning my thoughts to the numerous fertility patients who have had their fertility treatment disrupted, postponed or cancelled... [Read More]
FILM: Frozen Fertility - The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos (Part 3)
30 March 2020 - by BioNews
The third in a series of films documenting a recent Progress Educational Trust/Scottish Government event on medical, ethical, legal, social and policy aspects of cryopreservation, featuring a presentation by patient Sharon Jones... [Read More]
Coronavirus may be transmitted in the womb
30 March 2020 - by Christina Burke
New evidence suggests coronavirus transmission from mother-to-baby may be possible in the womb... [Read More]
Scientists rejuvenate old stem cells
30 March 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Researchers have returned stem cells from older donors to a more youthful biological state... [Read More]
Stress impacts sperm and brain development of offspring
30 March 2020 - by Georgia Everett
Prolonged paternal stress may impact the composition of sperm and have far-reaching effects on any resulting offspring... [Read More]
Surrogate families separated by coronavirus travel restrictions
30 March 2020 - by Suzi Denton
The COVID-19 pandemic is preventing many families expecting children through international surrogacy from being present for the birth, or from bringing their child home... [Read More]
UK whole genome sequence alliance to map spread of coronavirus
30 March 2020 - by Alegria Vaz Mouyal
The UK Government and its chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, have backed research to map how COVID-19 spreads and behaves by using whole genome sequencing... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The Gene Gap - Who decides what should happen next?
30 March 2020 - by Dr Alexander Ware
Why aren't more people involved in the discussion surrounding how genome editing should be used?... [Read More]

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