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CONTENTS Issue #1075
Film Review: What We Wanted
Podcast Review: DNA and Me
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Fertility Facts: What Do Young People Need to Know and When?
7 December 2020 - by Sarah Gregory
The most recent Progress Educational Trust event discussed the current state of fertility education for young people, an area largely overlooked in education and health systems... [Read More]
Panacea of 21st century for ovarian rejuvenation
7 December 2020 - by Dr Dusko Ilic
Are mesenchymal stem cells the new theriac of old, a medical concoction originally made by Greeks that was thought to cure all illnesses?... [Read More]
Girl born from 27-year-old embryo
7 December 2020 - by Dr Laura Riggall
A baby girl has been born from a record-breaking 27-year-old frozen embryo... [Read More]
Faster cancer diagnosis achieved by new DNA sequencing method
7 December 2020 - by Dr George Janes
A new DNA sequencing technique allows researchers to sequence only the regions of interest, enabling faster results... [Read More]
New genetic risk factor for motor neurone disease
7 December 2020 - by Dr Helen Robertson
A new genetic risk factor for motor neurone disease has been identified in so-called 'junk' or non-coding DNA... [Read More]
Monkey HIV cut from host DNA by CRISPR
7 December 2020 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
CRISPR-based genome editing has been used to remove an HIV-like virus from monkey DNA, bringing researchers a step closer to developing an HIV cure... [Read More]
Australian sperm donor investigated after fathering 23 children
7 December 2020 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
A Brisbane sperm donor is currently under investigation by the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Authority (VARTA) for fathering 23 children in one year... [Read More]
New intermediate stem cell type derived
7 December 2020 - by Dr Emma Green
Development of a new 'intermediate' embryonic stem cell type, able to generate gamete cells and chimeras, could lead to advances in regenerative medicine and reproductive biology... [Read More]
Film Review: What We Wanted
7 December 2020 - by Ahmed Amer
Austria's Oscar submission, 'What We Wanted', addresses a couple's struggle with infertility and IVF failure... [Read More]
Podcast Review: DNA and Me
7 December 2020 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
This BBC podcast focuses on direct-to-consumer DNA tests and identity... [Read More]

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