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CONTENTS Issue #1059
COMMENT
COVID-19 and infertility: thoughts, feelings and coping with clinic closure
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
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COVID-19 and infertility: thoughts, feelings and coping with clinic closure
10 August 2020 - by Dr China Harrison
The COVID-19 pandemic caused fertility clinic closures worldwide... [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]
How human sperm really swim
10 August 2020 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
Research using high-precision 3D microscopy has overturned 350-year-old observations about how sperm swim... [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]
Coronavirus may infect embryos early in pregnancy
10 August 2020 - by Eleanor Lynam
New evidence suggests that embryos may be susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 viral infection, the virus responsible for COVID-19... [Read More]
Longer education may lower risk for people with Alzheimer's gene
10 August 2020 - by Bethany Muller
A link has been discovered between educational attainment and the formation of Alzheimer's disease precursory symptoms... [Read More]
Frozen IVF embryos do not increase chance of pregnancy
10 August 2020 - by Christina Burke
The use of frozen rather than fresh embryos in IVF does not increase the chance of a successful pregnancy, newly published data shows... [Read More]
Embryonic stem cells shown to promote self-renewal
10 August 2020 - by Dr Melania Montes Pérez
New research into how embryonic stem cells renew themselves could pave the way for tissue and organ regeneration therapies... [Read More]
TV Review: Our Baby – A modern miracle
10 August 2020 - by Javier Bautista
The journey towards parenthood can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a lifetime... [Read More]
Book Review: Designing Babies – How technology is changing the ways we create children
10 August 2020 - by Eleanor Taylor
The field of assisted reproduction has evolved at a rapid pace over the past 40 years and fertility patients are now faced with a plethora of treatment options... [Read More]

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