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CONTENTS Issue #1080
FILM: An All-Consuming Problem? How to Protect Patients in the Fertility Market
Event Review: International IVF Initiative – My mosaic embryo
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FILM: An All-Consuming Problem? How to Protect Patients in the Fertility Market
25 January 2021 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about consumer protection for fertility patients... [Read More]
The role of genomic sequencing in the COVID-19 pandemic
25 January 2021 - by Christina Burke
Monitoring of the COVID-19 pandemic has relied heavily on genomic sequencing, but experts warn more needs to be done to control the virus... [Read More]
CRISPR shown to dampen gene activity in bacteria
25 January 2021 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
A new natural feature of CRISPR/Cas9 which decreases gene activity rather than cutting DNA has been identified in bacteria... [Read More]
COVID-19 may affect male fertility in four key ways
25 January 2021 - by Javier Bautista
Targeted invasion of the testes, cellular interference, inflammation and stress are the four key ways by which COVID-19 may affect fertility... [Read More]
Organoids give insight into the development of cervical cancer
25 January 2021 - by Dr Rachel Montgomery
Molecular changes that give rise to cervical cancer have been identified using novel 'organoid' models... [Read More]
Biden appoints geneticist Eric Lander as scientific adviser
25 January 2021 - by Blair Sowry
US President Joe Biden has selected geneticist Professor Eric Lander as his presidential scientific adviser... [Read More]
Genome editing delays ageing in mice
25 January 2021 - by Anna Wernick
A novel driver of cellular senescence has been identified which, when targeted, slows ageing in mice... [Read More]
Celebrity scandal exposes surrogacy discontent in China
25 January 2021 - by Georgia Everett
Chinese actor Zheng Shuang has been dropped from her professional partnerships, including her role as brand ambassador for fashion house Prada, after being embroiled in a surrogacy scandal... [Read More]
Event Review: International IVF Initiative – My mosaic embryo
25 January 2021 - by Dr Valerie Shaikly
Session 46 was held online to discuss and share the best practice for understanding and communicating mosaicism... [Read More]

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