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CONTENTS Issue #1052
New Year, new job, new challenge: from fertility to frontline
Book Review: In Vitro
Podcast Review: The Naked Scientists - The coronavirus mutation situation
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New Year, new job, new challenge: from fertility to frontline
22 June 2020 - by Courtney Carr
17 February was the first day of my new job as a fertility nurse at Gateshead Fertility Unit. I had just left a job in the critical care department (CCD) where I had worked for five years as a staff nurse... [Read More]
CRISPR trial shows promising results for sickle cell and thalassaemia
22 June 2020 - by Javier Bautista
CRISPR genome editing has been successfully used to treat three patients with blood disorders in a clinical trial... [Read More]
Endometriosis linked to DNA changes in the uterus
22 June 2020 - by Dr Rosie Morley
Women with endometriosis may have epigenetic differences in uterine cells compared to women without the disease... [Read More]
Genetic mutation rate could predict lifespan and fertility
22 June 2020 - by Emma Bunting
Determining when ageing starts, our predicted remaining lifespan, and how long women remain fertile can be predicted from the rate we accumulate mutations as young adults, scientists claim... [Read More]
Home DNA tests to illuminate varying COVID-19 impacts
22 June 2020 - by Dr Laura Riggall
Results from direct-to-consumer DNA testing kits could help identify genes that influence the way COVID-19 affects different people... [Read More]
China collects DNA from millions of men and boys
22 June 2020 - by Georgia Everett
Chinese authorities are collecting blood samples from across the country to build a genetic map of its roughly 700 million males... [Read More]
Fertility clinics charge up to £400 for coronavirus tests
22 June 2020 - by Dr Hannah Somers
Private fertility clinics are charging up to £400 for prospective couples to take coronavirus tests, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has learned... [Read More]
Book Review: In Vitro
22 June 2020 - by Annabel Slater
In Vitro is a graphic novel written by William Roy, telling the story of a couple’s journey to and through IVF treatment, from the perspective of the would-be father... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The Naked Scientists - The coronavirus mutation situation
22 June 2020 - by Javier Bautista
The COVID-19 pandemic has become the main medical event of our generation... [Read More]

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