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Known Unknowns: The Pros, Cons and Consequences of Known Donation
21 September 2020 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
Donor conception was the focus of the event Known Unknowns: The Pros, Cons and Consequences of Known Donation, held online by the Progress Educational Trust (PET), the charity that publishes BioNews, in partnership with the University of Manchester... [Read More]
Should people with criminal records be able to access assisted reproductive technology? The law in Victoria, Australia
21 September 2020 - by Michelle de Souza
Until recently, people seeking fertility treatment in the state of Victoria, Australia had to undergo criminal record and child protection checks. If a criminal record check revealed that the woman, or her partner (if applicable), had been convicted of a sexual or violent offence, or a child protection order had been made and a child had been removed from the care of the woman or her partner, a presumption against treatment was triggered... [Read More]
Sudden changes in endometrial cell gene expression allow embryo implantation to occur
21 September 2020 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
The window during which embryo implantation occurs in humans is marked by changes in gene expression in the cells of the endometrium, a new study has shown... [Read More]
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]
Scottish woman makes case to use late husband's sperm
21 September 2020 - by Blair Sowry
A woman is asking the Scottish courts for the opportunity to undergo IVF treatment using her deceased husband's sperm... [Read More]
Regenerative potential discovered for human blood stem cells
21 September 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Embryonic haematopoietic stem cells (HCSs) have a much higher regenerative capacity than umbilical cord HSCs, scientists have discovered... [Read More]
Fertility doctor sued for using own sperm in treating patients
21 September 2020 - by Christina Burke
A Californian woman is suing her fertility doctor for using his own sperm in her treatment... [Read More]
Embryo development 'clock' differs in mouse and human
21 September 2020 - by Emma Lamb
A newly discovered mechanism explains why pregnancies last longer in some species than others... [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]
Podcast Review: DNA Today – PGT for polygenic conditions
21 September 2020 - by Dr Valerie Shaikly
In this episode of 'DNA Today's' series about infertility, certified genetic counsellor Jennifer Eccles, head of genetic counselling at Genomic Prediction, put her case for a new type of preimplantation genetic testing, called PGT-P... [Read More]

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