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CONTENTS Issue #1067
Event Review: The Genetics of Mental Health – Episode one
Podcast Review: Donor 9623
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A pathway to nowhere? A critique of the National Academy of Sciences report on genome editing
12 October 2020 - by Dr Christopher Gyngell
The transformative impact of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing was recognised last week, with the Nobel Prize being awarded to its founders Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier... [Read More]
STEM 2020: the British Fertility Society's educational initiative for schools
12 October 2020 - by Kevin McEleny
The British Fertility Society has developed an educational package to increase students' awareness of the exciting, dynamic and rewarding careers that Life Sciences and Health Care can offer... [Read More]
CRISPR genome editing pioneers win Nobel prize in chemistry
12 October 2020 - by Dr Eleanor Lynam
Professors Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their development of CRISPR genome editing... [Read More]
COVID-19 may harm sperm production
12 October 2020 - by Dr Laura Riggall
Men who recover from moderate or severe COVID-19 symptoms may have reduced fertility, a new study has claimed... [Read More]
Gay men in Russia using surrogacy threatened with arrest
12 October 2020 - by Blair Sowry
Gay couples in Russia who have become parents via surrogacy, may face arrest under baby trafficking laws... [Read More]
Polygenic type 1 diabetes can present in neonates
12 October 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
A new extreme subtype of polygenic type 1 diabetes has been identified in infants under six months of age... [Read More]
Mitochondrial DNA may predict male fertility
12 October 2020 - by Dr Jennifer Frosch
A single-measure biomarker in sperm could replace traditional measures of male fertility, study shows... [Read More]
Dutch gynaecologist used own sperm to father 17 children
12 October 2020 - by Christina Burke
A gynaecologist fathered at least 17 children after secretly using his own sperm to impregnate fertility patients at a hospital in the Netherlands... [Read More]
Event Review: The Genetics of Mental Health – Episode one
12 October 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
We get a great deal of mileage out of the terms 'nature' and 'nurture', even though thinking about evolution, human beings, and life using these supposedly distinct and mutually exclusive labels is surely a gross simplification... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Donor 9623
12 October 2020 - by Annabel Slater
Xytex is a major sperm bank based in Atlanta, Georgia. Donor 9623 was one of their star offerings, a sperm donor with an irresistible description... [Read More]

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