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CONTENTS Issue #1044
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Book Review: A Century of Geneticists – mutation to medicine
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Improving choices for fertility patients during a pandemic
27 April 2020 - by Sarah Norcross
We welcome the UK government's two-year extension to the legal limit on the storage of eggs, sperm and embryos, but more needs to be done for fertility patients during and after the coronavirus pandemic... [Read More]
FILM: Frozen Fertility - The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos (Part 6)
27 April 2020 - by BioNews
The sixth 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 panel discussion chaired by Professor Allan Pacey of the University of Sheffield... [Read More]
A two-year storage extension for eggs, sperm and embryos
27 April 2020 - by Dr Catherine Hill
The Government has announced a two-year storage extension for eggs, sperm and embryos to give people extra time to access fertility services, whilst the UK tackles the coronavirus pandemic... [Read More]
Manchester IVF clinic at risk of closure amid increasing privatisations
27 April 2020 - by Dr Rachel Montgomery
The UK's first fully funded NHS IVF clinic is at risk of closure after it was revealed that the hospital cannot afford a much-needed £10m refurbishment... [Read More]
High court orders fertility clinic to release deceased man's records
27 April 2020 - by Suzi Denton
A fertility clinic has been ordered to disclose records pertaining to the use of a dead patient's sperm to the personal representative of the patient's estate... [Read More]
Human endometrium harbours cancer-driving mutations
27 April 2020 - by Charlott Repschlager
Many cells in the inner lining of the uterus may carry cancer-driving mutations in their DNA from an early point in life, even though these cells appear normal under the microscope... [Read More]
Virtual embryo gives insight into early embryo development
27 April 2020 - by Purvi Shah
The first 'virtual embryo' has been created to help understand early embryo development and the evolution of one single cell into many cells of different types... [Read More]
CRISPR helps uncover new leukaemia genes
27 April 2020 - by Dr Jay Stone
CRISPR has been used, for the first time, to identify novel genes that are key drivers of aggressive chronic myeloid leukaemia... [Read More]
Diabetes reversed in mice using CRISPR and stem cell therapy
27 April 2020 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Genome-edited human stem cells from diabetic patients have been shown to successfully reverse diabetes in mice... [Read More]
Alternative framework for heredity proposed
27 April 2020 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
The genetic code alone cannot account for all of the information needed for one organism to reproduce, and more attention should be paid to other components and attributes of the fertilised egg, two new papers suggest... [Read More]
Book Review: A Century of Geneticists – mutation to medicine
27 April 2020 - by Eleanor Taylor
Sir Isaac Newton's famous quote 'If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants' pays homage to the early scholars whose work paved the way for Newton's own discoveries... [Read More]

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