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CONTENTS Issue #1050
Book Review: The Better Half - On the genetic superiority of women
Film Review: The Easy Bit
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'Authorised to resume licensed treatments' following COVID-19 closure: what does this actually mean for a fertility clinic?
8 June 2020 - by Dr Rachel Gregoire
Since fertility centres have been allowed to apply to reopen following their temporary closure during the COVID-19 pandemic, many fertility clinics have been approved by the HFEA as 'authorised to resume licensed treatments'. [Read More]
Volunteering for the Progress Educational Trust: reflections on ten years
8 June 2020 - by Daniel Malynn
A longstanding volunteer for the charity that publishes BioNews discusses his experiences in a series of short videos... [Read More]
Joint COVID-19 statement released by fertility medicine societies
8 June 2020 - by Dr Marieke Bigg
The three major professional societies leading infertility and reproductive medicine have issued a joint statement on providing fertility care during the COVID-19 pandemic... [Read More]
Father who died during surrogate pregnancy is legal parent, court rules
8 June 2020 - by Liam Davis
Legal parenthood has been granted to an intended father who died before his surrogate-carried child was born... [Read More]
Coronavirus may damage sperm-making cells without infecting the testes
8 June 2020 - by Dr Melanie Krause
Infection with the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, may damage testicular tissue without actually infecting the testes... [Read More]
Genetic cause for testes developing in people with female chromosomes
8 June 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
A genetic reason for testicular tissue developing in people with female chromosomes has been identified... [Read More]
DNA crossovers drive healthy or abnormal sperm/egg cell division
8 June 2020 - by Charlott Repschlager
Researchers have uncovered important information about genetic crossovers during sperm and egg cell formation that can influence fertility... [Read More]
Stem cells make human hair grow on mice
8 June 2020 - by Hannah Somers
Scientists in the USA have developed a system to induce hair growth on skin-like structures grafted on to mice... [Read More]
Book Review: The Better Half - On the genetic superiority of women
8 June 2020 - by Eleanor Taylor
Dr Sharon Moalem's most recent book, The Better Half - On the genetic superiority of women, has a rather bold objective and that is to persuade you that woman are genetically superior to men... [Read More]
Film Review: The Easy Bit
8 June 2020 - by Ahmed Amer
'You just need to produce your sample in the pot.'... [Read More]

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