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CONTENTS Issue #1046
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Radio Review: BBC Sounds - Can I trust DNA ancestry tests?
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Access to IVF in the time of COVID-19
11 May 2020 - by Dr Imogen Goold
Following the cessation of all fertility services on 23 March 2020, fertility patients have been waiting to learn when they will be permitted to recommence treatment... [Read More]
Egg, sperm and embryo storage limits: ten key principles
11 May 2020 - by Sarah Norcross
In addition to continuing with its #ExtendTheLimit campaign, PET has developed ten key principles on egg, sperm embryo storage which have informed its response to the UK government's consultation on this area... [Read More]
How can diagnostic fertility testing labs help in the battle against COVID-19?
11 May 2020 - by Dr Alan Thornhill and Professor Darren Griffin
As we head into a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still many questions unanswered... [Read More]
Promising fertility treatment success rate for second baby
11 May 2020 - by Jennifer Frosch
Women who used fertility treatment to conceive their first child have a good chance of having a second child the same way, according to a new study... [Read More]
Organoid models suggest COVID-19 virus infects human intestinal cells
11 May 2020 - by Emma Bunting
New research suggests COVID-19 can infect and multiply within intestinal cells... [Read More]
New CRISPR-based COVID-19 point-of-care diagnostic
11 May 2020 - by Javier Bautista
A COVID-19 diagnostic kit is in development that uses CRISPR and can be performed in a single test tube in one hour... [Read More]
Coronavirus mutations provide insight into spread patterns
11 May 2020 - by Melanie Krause
An international research team has discovered nearly 200 recurrent mutations in the genome of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease... [Read More]
Coronavirus detected in semen of recovering COVID-19 patients
11 May 2020 - by Laura Riggall
The novel coronavirus can persist in the semen of men who are recovering following infection, according to a new study... [Read More]
Male couple expecting baby after NHS IVF
11 May 2020 - by Emma Laycock
The first male same-sex couple to receive IVF on the NHS has announced they are expecting a baby son via surrogate this summer... [Read More]
Transgender parents announce birth of baby girl
11 May 2020 - by Charlotte Spicer
A transgender couple have announced the birth of their first child... [Read More]
UK-based guidelines to help fertility clinics plan for their reopening
11 May 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
UK guidelines have been published to help fertility clinics to prepare to open during the COVID-19 pandemic... [Read More]
Radio Review: BBC Sounds - Can I trust DNA ancestry tests?
11 May 2020 - by Isobel Steer
'I just took a DNA test', sings Lizzo on her 2017 hit single 'Truth Hurts'... [Read More]

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