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CONTENTS Issue #1079
Podcast Review: Sick – 50 percent different
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An All-Consuming Problem? How to Protect Patients in the Fertility Market
18 January 2021 - by Dr Ëlo Luik
The first online event held by the Progress Educational Trust in 2021 was 'An All-Consuming Problem? How to Protect Patients in the Fertility Market'... [Read More]
Identifying the risk of low ovarian response during repeat IVF – implications for fertility treatment provision during the COVID-19 pandemic
18 January 2021 - by Dr Thanos Papathanasiou
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increased workload for assisted conception clinics world-wide... [Read More]
Genomics traces COVID-19 transmission chains in the UK
18 January 2021 - by Dr Rachael Boyle
Genomic epidemiological analysis of the initial UK COVID-19 outbreak has allowed a team of researchers to accurately characterise the early chains of transmission throughout the country... [Read More]
Controlling the immune system with 'invisible stem' cells
18 January 2021 - by Dr Rosie Morley
A new way of controlling the immune system's 'natural killer' cells has been identified, which could help prevent rejection of transplanted cells... [Read More]
Lawsuit against Monash IVF over embryo testing method
18 January 2021 - by Anna Wernick
Hundreds of people across Australia are suing the major IVF clinic, Monash IVF, over the destruction of potentially viable embryos... [Read More]
Glioblastomas may be fuelled by overactive mitochondria
18 January 2021 - by Dr George Janes
Existing drugs could treat as many as one in five glioblastomas, a new study has found... [Read More]
Probe developed to view human quadruple-stranded DNA
18 January 2021 - by Daniel Jacobson
A new method for visualising quadruple-stranded DNA within living cells has been developed, shedding light on its potential functions and interactions... [Read More]
Lesbian couple ask court to stop sperm donor claiming parental rights
18 January 2021 - by Elisa Núñez Acosta
A same-sex couple from Johannesburg, South Africa, are seeking a court declaration preventing their sperm donor from claiming parental rights to their child... [Read More]
Epigenetic changes in sperm may predict autism in children
18 January 2021 - by Dr Joanne Delange
Biomarkers in human sperm have been discovered that may specify whether a father is likely to have a child with autism... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Sick – 50 percent different
18 January 2021 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
'I felt like my mom had been raped.' This feeling was brought about because of how some women were treated in the 1980s by their fertility doctors, whom they fully trusted would help them have a baby... [Read More]

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