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CONTENTS Issue #1074
COMMENT
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
TV Review: DNA
Film Review: Double Income Kids
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Why we should use mild stimulation in egg donation
30 November 2020 - by Professor Guido Pennings
There are two strong ethical reasons to avoid harm to egg donors: a duty to minimise harm and the proportionality rule... [Read More]
Continuing issues and debate concerning transnational commercial surrogacy during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond
30 November 2020 - by Yuri Hibino, Sonia Allan, and Damian Adams
Reports by donor and surrogacy conceived people propose new measures for international surrogacy... [Read More]
FILM: Age-Old Question – Exploring Fertility and Ageing
30 November 2020 - by BioNews
This film documents the first of two Progress Educational Trust events discussing fertility and assisted conception in relation to age... [Read More]
FILM: How Old Is Too Old to Be a Parent?
30 November 2020 - by BioNews
This film documents the second of two Progress Educational Trust events discussing fertility and assisted conception in relation to age... [Read More]
Protein from a mother's egg stays in the developing embryo
30 November 2020 - by Christina Burke
A maternal protein in the embryo can cause long-lasting impacts on development, Australian researchers have found... [Read More]
Space travel impairs mitochondrial function
30 November 2020 - by Dr Alexander Ware
Spaceflight is hard on the human body, and our mitochondria are not immune to its pressures... [Read More]
Stem cells protect chromosome ends to prevent ageing
30 November 2020 - by Emma Lamb and Dr Joanne Delange
Chromosome ends are protected differently in stem cells compared to adult cells... [Read More]
Human gene triggers bigger brain in monkeys
30 November 2020 - by Anna Wernick
A mutation in a gene specific to humans may be the key to our large brain and intelligence, scientists propose... [Read More]
Space worms show how gravity can affect genes
30 November 2020 - by Martha Roberts
New research in worms has demonstrated how prolonged exposure to low gravity can alter cells at the genetic level... [Read More]
Patient data stolen from a fertility clinic network in the USA
30 November 2020 - by Michaela Chen
One of the largest networks of fertility clinics in the United States has confirmed that it was targeted by a ransomware attack, resulting in a security breach of patient information... [Read More]
Canadian court denies woman's appeal to use dead husband's sperm
30 November 2020 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
A woman in Canada has been denied her appeal to use her dead husband's sperm, on the grounds that he did not provide formal written consent... [Read More]
TV Review: DNA
30 November 2020 - by Susan Tranfield-Thomas
In times of lockdown, long shadows and shortening days, it seems counter-intuitive to turn to a new scandi-noir series for an additional helping of bleakness... [Read More]
Film Review: Double Income Kids
30 November 2020 - by Dr Ëlo Luik
Double Income Kids is a documentary that follows two Israeli gay men on their rollercoaster pursuit of parenthood through surrogacy in the United States... [Read More]

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