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How to safely deliver fertility treatments in the COVID-19 era: the controversy of guidelines
29 June 2020 - by Dr Thanos Papathanasiou
The Health Secretary's announcement on 1 May 2020 that fertility services in the UK could apply to reopen was a message of hope for all those who depend on fertility treatment for having a baby. [Read More]
Caveat: Stem cells touted for coronavirus treatments
29 June 2020 - by Dr Patrick Foong
This unprecedented challenging time has seen the emergence of unproven stem cell-based therapies for the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2... [Read More]
Storing embryos for longer may reduce chances of pregnancy success
29 June 2020 - by Emma Bunting
The vitrification method of freezing and storing embryos is safe, but the length of time embryos are kept in storage may affect their chances of resulting in a pregnancy and successful birth... [Read More]
New drug stops cancer cells from repairing their DNA
29 June 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
A new drug targeting a cancer's ability to repair its DNA has shown favourable results in its first clinical trial... [Read More]
Mini organs show how coronavirus attacks the body
29 June 2020 - by Javier Bautista
Mini organs are being developed from stem cells to study how the SARS-Co-V2 affects the body... [Read More]
Polycystic ovary syndrome may have more than two different subtypes
29 June 2020 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
There may be at least two different biologically relevant subtypes of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)... [Read More]
Gene variant implicated in Alzheimer's disease onset
29 June 2020 - by Dr Helen Robertson
A genetic variant may drive the early formation of amyloid plaques, aggregates of misfolded proteins that form in the spaces between nerve cells, in the brain in Alzheimer’s disease... [Read More]
Genome editing in human embryos has unintended side-effects
29 June 2020 - by Jennifer Frosch
CRISPR genome editing may result in unwanted heritable genetic changes, which could lead to long-term risks in a clinical context... [Read More]
Event Review: Under Pressure - Mental health in reproductive science
29 June 2020 - by Dr Valerie Shaikly
The 14th session of the International IVF Initiative was held online on 15 May to support the professional IVF community during the COVID-19 pandemic... [Read More]
Event Review: The Coronavirus Genome - Conspiracies, controversies, and future confidence in tackling COVID-19
29 June 2020 - by Dr Alexander Ware
I feel safe in assuming, reader, that you’re probably feeling saturated by all things coronavirus-related... [Read More]

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