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CONTENTS Issue #1043
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Game Review: Dish Life
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Fertility preservation - the inequity of the law
20 April 2020 - by Dr Marco Gaudoin, Professor Richard Fleming and Dr Raj Mathur
Societal norms are changing. Men and women are choosing to delay having children for varied reasons including lack of an appropriate partner, career progression and a desire for financial security... [Read More]
Life in Lockdown: the impact of COVID-19 on rare disease families
20 April 2020 - by Jillian Hastings Ward
BioNews asked me to write about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on access to healthcare for my son Sam (six), who has an ultra-rare genetic condition, but his healthcare needs are so intertwined with the rest of our daily life, I've described that as well... [Read More]
FILM: Frozen Fertility - The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos (Part 5)
20 April 2020 - by BioNews
The fifth 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 James Lawford Davies of Hill Dickinson... [Read More]
Cancer gene helps regrow heart cells
20 April 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A gene normally associated with cancer could help to repair damaged heart tissue... [Read More]
CRISPR diagnostic test to help kidney transplant patients
20 April 2020 - by Melanie Krause
A new diagnostic tool uses CRISPR to detect viral infections in patients with kidney transplants... [Read More]
HFEA orders all IVF clinics to halt fertility treatment
20 April 2020 - by Christina Burke
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has ordered all ongoing fertility treatment in the UK to stop... [Read More]
Fertility preservation rates vary across transgender youth
20 April 2020 - by Georgia Everett
The number of transgender teenagers seeking fertility preservation prior to transitioning appears higher in those assigned male at birth... [Read More]
Obituary: Andy Glew, embryologist at the heart of his field
20 April 2020 - by Dr Valerie Shaikly
Andy Glew lost his eight-month battle with a brain tumour on 27 March aged 54, an example of what bravery, courage and acceptance truly mean... [Read More]
Game Review: Dish Life
20 April 2020 - by Francesca Sowerbutts
Dish Life is a mobile game that 'lets players inhabit a stem cell researcher as they rise through the ranks'. It aims to envelop players in the world of scientific discovery and 'create an interactive experience reflecting the nurturing of experiments'... [Read More]

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