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CONTENTS Issue #1056
More Trouble in Store?
Podcast Review: Genetic Shambles – COVID-19 experts Q&A
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More Trouble in Store?
20 July 2020 - by Ana Hallgarten
On 9 July 2020, the Progress Educational Trust hosted its first online event. It explained and discussed the recent change to UK law in regard to the storage of embryos and gametes... [Read More]
Complete human chromosome sequenced for first time
20 July 2020 - by Dr Laura Riggall
A complete DNA sequence of the human X chromosome has been produced, the first time a human chromosome has been read in its entirety... [Read More]
Embryos with abnormal cells may be common and result in IVF success
20 July 2020 - by Emma Lamb
Errors in the genetic material of embryonic cells following IVF are more common and less damaging in normal human development than previously thought... [Read More]
Saving lives with early breast and ovarian cancer screening
20 July 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Screening all women over 30 for the most common breast and ovarian cancer causing mutations could prevent millions of cancer deaths worldwide, according to a new study... [Read More]
Human sperm cells grown in vitro as a potential step to treat male infertility
20 July 2020 - by Dr Maria Botcharova
Scientists have made progress towards a reliable technique for treating male infertility... [Read More]
Does 'junk DNA' play a role in stem cell differentiation?
20 July 2020 - by Jinkinson Smith
A part of the human genome derived from viral RNA has been shown to play a major role in inducing stem cells to become neurons... [Read More]
Coronavirus transmitted to newborn through mother's placenta
20 July 2020 - by Dr Jennifer Frosch
Pregnant women infected with COVID-19 may pass on the disease-causing virus to their baby through the placenta, researchers in France suggest... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Genetic Shambles – COVID-19 experts Q&A
20 July 2020 - by Isobel Steer
COVID-19 has made clear that we have not had enough of experts... [Read More]

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