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CONTENTS Issue #1066
COMMENT
NEWS DIGEST
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Podcast Review: Pimp My Genome – The wonderful world of epigenetics
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Donate, Destroy or Delay? When IVF Embryos Are No Longer Needed for Treatment
5 October 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
The latest event organised by the Progress Educational Trust, the charity which publishes BioNews, explored what happens to unused embryos after patients have completed their fertility treatment... [Read More]
Ethics and egg freezing: some starters for ten
5 October 2020 - by Kate Harvey
Egg freezing is becoming more common in the UK, with a growing number of women deciding to freeze their eggs each year and, outside the UK, some even suggest that the technology has gone mainstream... [Read More]
Extend legal time limit on frozen eggs says bioethics report
5 October 2020 - by Dr Helen Robertson
The ten-year limit on storing women's eggs frozen for non-medical reasons should be extended, according to the UK's leading bioethics body... [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]
UK Government launches plan for genomic healthcare system
5 October 2020 - by Laura Riggall
The UK Government has launched a new strategy to establish the most advanced genomic healthcare system in the world in a bid to secure the UK as a global leader in genomics.. [Read More]
Neanderthal genes may increase risk for severe COVID-19
5 October 2020 - by Emma Bunting
A stretch of DNA, thought to triple the risk of developing severe COVID-19, has been passed down by Neanderthals to modern humans, scientists claim... [Read More]
Precision cancer drug targets DNA repair
5 October 2020 - by Dr Melania Montes Pérez
A new anti-tumour drug that prevents cancer cells from repairing their DNA shows promising results in an early-stage clinical trial... [Read More]
Women treated for ovarian tumours can conceive
5 October 2020 - by Dr Melanie Krause
Women treated for early-stage borderline ovarian tumours may still have a chance of becoming pregnant, according to a new study... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Pimp My Genome – The wonderful world of epigenetics
5 October 2020 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
Although we have known of the interactions of nature and nurture for decades, the term 'epigenetics' has only recently been taken up by scientists and the wider public to refer to these phenomena... [Read More]

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