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CONTENTS Issue #1072
TV Review: Brave New World
TV Review: Me, My Brother and Our Balls
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Competition and Markets Authority consults on draft consumer law guidance for fertility clinics
16 November 2020 - by Debbie Kitcher-Jones
Consumer law gives important protections to fertility patients, as it does consumers in other markets. The CMA has provided guidance to help clinics providing fertility treatment to patients in the UK understand and comply with their existing obligations under consumer law... [Read More]
Relationship status does not affect outcome of cumulative donor insemination treatments
16 November 2020 - by Dr Kamal Ahuja and Professor Nick Macklon
A 13-year study of almost 9000 donor insemination treatments in 3333 consecutive patients at the London Women’s Clinic, reflects a rise of new types of family... [Read More]
Hidden coronavirus gene offers treatment potential
16 November 2020 - by Anna Wernick
The discovery of a hidden gene in the SARS-CoV-2 virus could offer new clues to combatting COVID-19... [Read More]
Possible epigenetic target for endometriosis treatment
16 November 2020 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
Targeting epigenetic changes caused by gene mutations could potentially treat a severe form of endometriosis, a recent study has reported... [Read More]
Safer, targeted method to deliver CRISPR genome therapy developed
16 November 2020 - by Christina Burke
Light-activated liposomes may deliver CRISPR genome therapy more safely than current methods, researchers have found... [Read More]
Fertility takes up to eight months to return after stopping contraception
16 November 2020 - by Georgia Everett
Women may have to wait up for up to eight months for their fertility to return to normal after stopping some forms of contraceptives... [Read More]
Epigenetic risks during pregnancy reduced with lifestyle intervention
16 November 2020 - by Eleanor Mackle
Mothers with obesity and gestational diabetes may be able to reduce the risk of epigenetic changes to their baby's DNA by making dietary and lifestyle changes during pregnancy... [Read More]
Gene critical in heart development protects immune system from ageing
16 November 2020 - by Blair Sowry
A gene linked to heart development in the embryo also has a role in human immune system function, new research has found... [Read More]
Organoids mimic the early development of the heart in mouse embryos
16 November 2020 - by Dr Jennifer Frosch
Organoids can be used to study early stages of heart development in mouse embryos, scientists say... [Read More]
Gene discovered that controls food cravings and motivation to exercise
16 November 2020 - by Purvi Shah and Jen Willows
US researchers have discovered a gene that may play an influential role in food cravings and motivation to exercise... [Read More]
IVF to be publicly funded in Québec
16 November 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
Public funding for IVF will become available again for couples in Québec, Canada, struggling to conceive, following its cancellation in 2015... [Read More]
TV Review: Brave New World
16 November 2020 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
With an increasing dependence on social media and technology to stay connected, it is not hard to imagine a dystopian future like that painted in the modern retelling of 'Brave New World'... [Read More]
TV Review: Me, My Brother and Our Balls
16 November 2020 - by Will Spilsbury
In 2019 BBC Three started filming a documentary about male fertility – specifically that of Love Island star Chris Hughes, and his elder brother Ben... [Read More]

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