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CONTENTS Issue #1062
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Too hard a knot? some observations on Alfred McConnell's case
7 September 2020 - by David Gollancz
The Court of Appeal upheld the High Court's conclusion that legislation requires a trans man who gave birth to a son after receiving a gender recognition certificate, to be registered as the child's mother [Read More]
Artificial womb technology: the implications of ectogestation as a reproductive choice
7 September 2020 - by Elizabeth Chloe Romanis
Researchers working on building an 'artificial womb' in the United States, Australia and Japan continue to publish regular updates about their success testing prototype 'artificial womb' devices on animal subjects... [Read More]
What should we be testing for in sperm and egg donors?
7 September 2020 - by Sarah Norcross
This week, the Progress Educational Trust – in partnership with the Scottish Government – will be exploring the role of traditional and expanded carrier screening in assessing the suitability of sperm and egg donors... [Read More]
New report gives guidance on genome editing for heritable diseases
7 September 2020 - by Dr Jennifer Frosch
Genome editing is not yet safe for creating germline changes in humans, an international commission has concluded... [Read More]
Common chromosomal mutations occur in various cancers
7 September 2020 - by Christina Burke
Different cancers go through the same genetic changes during their development, according to new research... [Read More]
Infertility and early menopause linked to genetic mutations
7 September 2020 - by Emma Bunting
Researchers have identified a gene that plays a key role in fertility across multiple species and may contribute to our understanding of age-related infertility in women... [Read More]
Mother of dead transgender girl makes case to save her sperm
7 September 2020 - by Georgia Everett
A Scottish mother is taking legal action to prevent her deceased child's sperm from being destroyed by a fertility clinic... [Read More]
BRCA-associated breast cancer risk may be influenced by the woman's genome
7 September 2020 - by Dr Laura Riggall
Women with high risk single-gene variants in the BRCA gene may have a lower risk of developing breast cancer than previously reported... [Read More]
TV Review: Little Fires Everywhere
7 September 2020 - by Susan Tranfield-Thomas
Fresh from the acclaimed Sky series 'Big Little Lies', Reese Witherspoon produces and stars in another big-budget production that explores the complex dynamics of family relationships from female perspectives... [Read More]
Event Review: Human Genetic Determinants of COVID-19 Susceptibility and Severity
7 September 2020 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
While the world is gradually heading towards a new form of normality, the biomedical research communities continue to work hard and fast in order to improve our understanding of SARS-CoV-2 and our ability to protect humanity from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)... [Read More]

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