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CONTENTS Issue #1051
Podcast Review: Pride And Joy – The old-fashioned way
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What is happening to reopen fertility clinics in Scotland?
15 June 2020 - by Alison McTavish
A lot of work... [Read More]
Re X [2020] - Driving the law to its grave
15 June 2020 - by Dr Rita D'Alton-Harrison
Section 54 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 contains the eligibility criteria for the granting of a parental order in surrogacy arrangements. It is an important section. Yet intended parents and their lawyers may be forgiven for wondering whether the section is also necessary to ensure the child's welfare. [Read More]
Volunteering during a pandemic
15 June 2020 - by Sarah Norcross
Sarah Norcross, director of the Progress Educational Trust, is interviewed by the radio station Voice of Islam... [Read More]
Human stem cells used to mimic early embryo development
15 June 2020 - by Dr Jennifer Frosch
Using human stem cells, scientists from the University of Cambridge have developed a model for early embryo development... [Read More]
New technology to select best quality sperm
15 June 2020 - by Emma Bunting
What if it were possible to improve IVF success rates, and reduce miscarriages by selecting the best sperm? [Read More]
Human placenta generated from stem cells
15 June 2020 - by Dr Rachael Boyle
Stem cells that give rise to the placenta prior to implantation have, for the first time, been generated from human tissue. [Read More]
Human eggs use chemical attraction to 'choose' sperm
15 June 2020 - by Ebtehal Moussa
The fluid that surrounds an egg when it is released acts as a chemical attractant to sperm, but may also select sperm from certain males over others... [Read More]
Severe COVID-19 linked to type A blood group and genetic variations
15 June 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
An association between patient blood type and severity of COVID-19 symptoms has been detected in preliminary studies... [Read More]
Coronavirus DNA could spread across hospital ward within ten hours
15 June 2020 - by Emma Lamb
Viral DNA that models the coronavirus was present on nearly half of all ward sample sites after just ten hours in a simulation study... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Pride And Joy – The old-fashioned way
15 June 2020 - by Emma Bunting
When starting his transition, doctors told Freddy McConnell he would never be able to have children. Five years later, he gave birth to his son Jack... [Read More]

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