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Expanded carrier screening: careful what you look for
14 September 2020 - by Dr Marieke Bigg
Progress Educational Trust produced an online event sponsored by the Scottish Government, to discuss the question: what should we be testing for in egg and sperm donors?... [Read More]
Heritable human genome editing: an insight into the International Commission's report
14 September 2020 - by Amarpreet Kaur
An International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing was assembled by the Royal Society, the US National Academy of Sciences and the US National Academy of Medicine... [Read More]
CRISPR genome editing improved by enzyme testing
14 September 2020 - by Rowda Dahir
The safety and efficiency of CRISPR genome editing can be improved by identifying the best genome editing option for a specific application... [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]
Oesophageal cancer detection may be accelerated by genome sequencing
14 September 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
A statistical model that uses genomic data to calculate which patients are most likely to develop oesophageal cancer eight years before diagnosis has been developed... [Read More]
Transgender girl's sperm to be stored until court date
14 September 2020 - by Bethany Muller
The NHS has agreed to continue storing a dead teen's frozen sperm until her mother can bring the case to court... [Read More]
New Zealand parents unable to reach surrogate babies overseas
14 September 2020 - by Dr Laura Riggall
Families in New Zealand with babies born through surrogacy are unable to bring them home due to international border restrictions caused by COVID-19... [Read More]
Japanese PM candidate pledges increased access to fertility treatment
14 September 2020 - by Dr Marieke Bigg
Yoshihide Suga, the frontrunner to become Japan's next prime minister, has proposed that fertility treatments should be covered by insurance.... [Read More]
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]
Podcast Review: Franklin Centenary Podcast
14 September 2020 - by Lone Hørlyck
When I was asked to review a podcast about Dr Rosalind Franklin for BioNews, the name was definitely familiar but I needed to google her name to remind myself that she was a researcher and chemist, most known for her work towards the discovery of the structures of DNA, RNA and viruses... [Read More]

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