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BioNews News articles written by Daniel Jacobson:

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Gene crucial to the regulation of sexual desire in men discovered
21 September 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
A single gene which encodes the enzyme aromatase, is crucial for the regulation of male sexual desire according to research from Northwestern University, Illinois... [Read More]
Irish Court to consider passport application for surrogate-born child
14 September 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
Ireland's Minister for Foreign Affairs has been challenged in the High Court of Ireland after 'unreasonable delays' in processing a passport application made on behalf of a child born via surrogacy abroad... [Read More]
IVF postcode lottery for breast cancer patients
24 August 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
Breast cancer patients seeking NHS-funded fertility treatment are facing a postcode lottery to access the service... [Read More]
Menopausal woman gives birth following blood plasma injection
17 August 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
A woman in menopause has given birth following an experimental blood procedure, indicating a possible method for re-inducing fertility in menopausal women... [Read More]
Human genes renamed as Microsoft Excel reads them as dates
10 August 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
Twenty-seven human genes have been renamed by the HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) over the past year due to Excel misreading their symbols as dates... [Read More]
Known genes associated with male infertility doubled
3 August 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
Thirty-three genes associated with male infertility have been identified through a 'genomics-first' approach to understanding the condition... [Read More]
Human quadruple-stranded DNA discovered
27 July 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
Quadruple-stranded DNA has been observed in healthy human cells for the first time, shedding light on its possible role in cancer... [Read More]

BioNews Review articles written by Daniel Jacobson:

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Event Review: The Genetics of Mental Health – Episode one
12 October 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
We get a great deal of mileage out of the terms 'nature' and 'nurture', even though thinking about evolution, human beings, and life using these supposedly distinct and mutually exclusive labels is surely a gross simplification... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Mapping Humanity – How modern genetics is changing criminal justice, personalised medicine, and our identities
21 September 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
Facilitating productive discussion between scientists, policymakers, and the public surrounding genetic technologies, and their applications, is more crucial than ever... [Read More]