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BioNews News articles written by Martha Roberts:

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Campaign to register stem cell donors saves baby
19 October 2020 - by Martha Roberts
A critically ill one-year-old child has found a matching stem cell donor after his family started a public campaign urging people to sign up to the UK stem cell register... [Read More]
Sperm donor awarded damages after sperm used by gay couples
5 October 2020 - by Martha Roberts
A sperm donor has been awarded compensation from fertility clinic after his sperm was used in the treatment of same-sex couples and single women against his wishes... [Read More]
Placenta development occurs before a fertilised egg divides
28 September 2020 - by Martha Roberts
Placenta development is initiated first in human pregnancies, even before the embryo starts to form, according to new research... [Read More]
'Single gene' condition risk influenced by genetic background
24 August 2020 - by Martha Roberts
Disease risk, from single-gene variants, is influenced by the rest of the genome... [Read More]
Relationship status and BMI used to determine access to IVF
17 August 2020 - by Martha Roberts
Relationship status and body mass index (BMI), are being used to restrict people's access to NHS-funded fertility treatment... [Read More]
Privacy questions after Blackstone acquires Ancestry
10 August 2020 - by Martha Roberts
What will happen to users' health data? Privacy advocates are concerned after Ancestry is bought by private equity group Blackstone... [Read More]
Epigenetic factors control mouse embryo development
3 August 2020 - by Martha Roberts
Key epigenetic factors regulating cell diversity in mouse embryos have been revealed in new research... [Read More]
Rare genetic variant increases pain threshold during childbirth
27 July 2020 - by Martha Roberts
A key genetic variant has been discovered in women who experience less pain during labour... [Read More]

BioNews Review articles written by Martha Roberts:

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Event Review: COVID-19 – Evidence and limitations of genetics in relation to BAME groups
14 September 2020 - by Martha Roberts
I was aware of the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people in the UK but I did not know much about the causes... [Read More]