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CONTENTS Issue #1070
Podcast Review: The Golden Egg
TV Review: 25 Siblings and Me
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A Nobel for CRISPR genome editing – and for women scientists
2 November 2020 - by Professor Matthew Cobb
The widespread approval of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is not just based on the enormous significance of the discovery, it is also because the award has been given to two women – the first time that this has happened for any Nobel prize... [Read More]
Fertility treatment and COVID-19: lessons from, and for, lockdown
2 November 2020 - by Sarah Norcross
As England prepares to enter another lockdown, which is expected to last for at least a month, PET is holding a free-to-attend online event exploring what lockdowns mean for fertility patients... [Read More]
Cancer risk higher in IVF babies with birth defects
2 November 2020 - by Dr Helen Robertson
Babies born with birth defects who were conceived via IVF are more likely to develop childhood cancer compared to babies conceived naturally, a recent study has found... [Read More]
Lung stem cell organoids developed to study COVID-19
2 November 2020 - by Christina Burke
Two teams of researchers have successfully grown 3D lung models to study the progression of COVID-19... [Read More]
Heat stress damages DNA in sperm
2 November 2020 - by Jen Willows
Even a small increase in temperature during sperm production can amplify DNA damage, new research suggests... [Read More]
Study shows risks of using genome editing on embryos
2 November 2020 - by Julianna Photopoulos
A new study has concluded that using CRISPR-based genome editing on embryos makes unintended DNA changes that would be passed on to future generations... [Read More]
Ovarian cancer blood test more effective than previously thought
2 November 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
A blood test already used to diagnose ovarian cancer is far more predictive than originally thought and may also diagnose other types of cancer... [Read More]
New vision from the NIH signals a new era for human genomics
2 November 2020 - by Dr Marieke Bigg
The US National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has published a strategic vision describing its research priorities and opportunities in human genomics for the coming decade... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The Golden Egg
2 November 2020 - by Katy Lindemann
Young women are being offered the chance to delay the menopause, with this podcast asking the question: how did we end up here?... [Read More]
TV Review: 25 Siblings and Me
2 November 2020 - by Freddie Howell
'Eye-opening and jaw dropping' is how Stephen Fry described this documentary, featuring Oli, a young British man with Asperger's who has long known about his donor conception and recently discovers he has a family of 25 siblings from his American donor... [Read More]

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