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CONTENTS Issue #1078
COMMENT
The impact of COVID-19 on oocytes
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Book Review: Songs for my Unborn Children
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The impact of COVID-19 on oocytes
11 January 2021 - by Dr Rita Vassena
In the last year, it has become painfully apparent that the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, while initially targeting the respiratory system, can affect several tissues and organs and result in a plethora of symptoms and sequelae... [Read More]
Genomes of identical twins start to diverge in the womb
11 January 2021 - by Christina Burke
Identical twins may not in fact be genetically identical at birth, according to a new study by researchers in Iceland... [Read More]
Umbilical stem cells may help patients survive severe COVID-19
11 January 2021 - by Dr Melanie Krause
Stem cells from umbilical cords may help treat severe COVID-19 according to a small study from the University of Miami, Florida... [Read More]
Mechanism identified to keep sperm swimming straight
11 January 2021 - by Daniel Jacobson
A molecular mechanism enabling correct sperm motility has been uncovered, shedding light on a key cause of male infertility... [Read More]
Noncoding DNA helps regulate our body clock
11 January 2021 - by Dr Laura Riggall
Circadian rhythms rely on more than just 'clock genes' to produce proteins crucial in controlling the daily sleep/wake cycles of biological organisms, according to new research... [Read More]
Genetic basis discovered for the higher risk of prostate cancer in black men
11 January 2021 - by Dr Melania Montes Pérez
Black men present genetic variations that make them more vulnerable than white men to developing prostate cancer research revealed... [Read More]
Base editing offers hope for child ageing disease
11 January 2021 - by Anna Wernick
A type of genome editing had been used in mice to treat the symptoms of progeria, a fatal premature ageing disease in children... [Read More]
'Virtual biopsies' could replace tissue biopsies for ovarian cancer
11 January 2021 - by David Cansfield
A new scanning technique has the potential to replace tissue biopsies for complicated ovarian cancer patients... [Read More]
Book Review: Songs for my Unborn Children
11 January 2021 - by Rachel Bowlby
Kate Bentley's diary-like, poem-like 'songs' about trying to stay pregnant appear along with the story of their own long gestation... [Read More]

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