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CONTENTS Issue #1071
TV Review: Biohackers
Book Review: We Are Family – What really matters for parents and children
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Lessons from Lockdown: How to Improve Support for Fertility Patients
9 November 2020 - by Dr Valerie Shaikly
On the day England went into its second national lockdown the Progress Educational Trust (PET), the charity that publishes BioNews, held a timely online event, provided a poignant review and discussion on the experience of fertility patients during the first national lockdown... [Read More]
Sperm donation: terms and conditions apply
9 November 2020 - by Professor Emily Jackson
It was recently reported that a sperm donor had sued a fertility clinic after discovering that his sperm had been used in the treatment of same-sex couples against his wishes... [Read More]
FILM: Donate, Destroy or Delay? When IVF Embryos Are No Longer Needed for Treatment
9 November 2020 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about what happens to unused embryos following the completion of fertility treatment... [Read More]
Draft guidance from watchdog cracks down on IVF clinics
9 November 2020 - by Martha Roberts
The UK Competition and Markets Authority has released draft guidance for the UK fertility sector, to ensure IVF clinics understand and comply with consumer law... [Read More]
COVID-19 invades the testes of some men infected with SARS-CoV-2
9 November 2020 - by Javier Bautista
COVID-19 can invade testes in men who are infected with the virus, suggesting potential implications to male fertility, according to a new study.... [Read More]
Epigenetic clock gives insight into brain ageing and dementia
9 November 2020 - by Anna Wernick
A novel body clock has been developed which can predict our brain's age and how prone we are to dementia... [Read More]
BMI of both partners affects time to pregnancy
9 November 2020 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
Optimal body mass index (BMI) of both female and male partner decreases time to conception in first-time pregnancies, a large-scale study has shown. [Read More]
New human tissue screen identifies unknown genes in rare genetic disorder
9 November 2020 - by Dr Laura Riggall
A new screening technique using human tissue has identified previously unknown genes that cause microcephaly... [Read More]
TV Review: Biohackers
9 November 2020 - by Dr Alexander Ware
A new Netflix show in which biohackers are just a side-show to the dark side of laboratory science... [Read More]
Book Review: We Are Family – What really matters for parents and children
9 November 2020 - by Chiara Thomas
As changes in attitudes, law, and assisted reproductive technology have taken place regarding family structures, Professor Susan Golombok has followed these developments, keeping children's wellbeing at the forefront of her research as she explores the experiences of these families... [Read More]

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