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CONTENTS Issue #1073
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IVF Success: What Makes Scotland Special?
22 November 2020 - by Ana Hallgarten
The most recent event organised by PET highlighted the fantastic work that has taken place in Scotland for those in need of fertility treatment... [Read More]
New study on CRISPR: the stake of unintended consequences in embryos
23 November 2020 - by Dr Patrick Foong
CRISPR-based genome editing has revolutionised molecular life sciences, however the ISSCR provides guidelines for responsible and ethical research to achieve safe and effective use... [Read More]
New drug to treat female reproductive problems and improve fertility
23 November 2020 - by Bethany Muller
A new drug that may be able to improve fertility for women with ovulatory problems has been showcased by researchers at Imperial College London... [Read More]
Novel cancer driver genes discovered by prediction algorithm
23 November 2020 - by Dr George Janes
A new algorithm has exploited epigenetic and genetic cancer data to enable the discovery of novel cancer driver genes... [Read More]
IVF does not increase long-term risk of ovarian cancer
23 November 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Women who have received fertility treatment are not at increased risk of ovarian cancer, according to a new study... [Read More]
Supreme court will not hear appeal of man who gave birth
23 November 2020 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
A trans man who gave birth has lost his last chance in the UK legal system to be registered as his child's father on the birth certificate... [Read More]
Mother serves as her daughter's surrogate, giving birth to her grandchild
23 November 2020 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
A 51-year-old grandmother offered to act as a surrogate for her daughter and gave birth to a healthy girl... [Read More]
Genome's non-coding 'dark matter' plays role in cancer development
23 November 2020 - by Dr Charlott Repschlager
Genomic 'dark matter' has been suggested to play a role in the development of pancreatic cancer... [Read More]
Japanese bill defines parenthood in fertility treatment cases
23 November 2020 - by Anna Wernick
A bill submitted to Japanese Parliament seeks to legally define the parental status of individuals who use sperm and egg donation... [Read More]
Film Review: The Art of Waiting
23 November 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
From a purely practical standpoint, IVF is surely a brilliant cinematic device for a film about a relationship. It's an opportunity to explore a whole range of topics – how relationships tolerate the sheer amount of strain, how individuals begin to portray themselves and their partner, how they are treated by their friends and relatives – each bringing with it romance, passion, conflict, and, hopefully, humour and love... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The Past, Present and Future of the Human Genome Project
23 November 2020 - by Ruth Retassie
This episode of the series showcased the history of the Human Genome Project in a way that was accessible for the general public, while also being specific and detailed enough to be interesting to science-savvy listeners... [Read More]

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