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CONTENTS Issue #1082
The COVID Vaccine: A Shot in the Arm for Fertility Treatment?
TV Review: Trying
Film Review: Baby God
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The COVID Vaccine: A Shot in the Arm for Fertility Treatment?
8 February 2021 - by Dr Ëlo Luik
To help explain and clarify the advice to fertility patients and clinicians, and to fight misinformation spreading online, the Progress Educational Trust hosted a live online event on 4 February 2021... [Read More]
Australia announces conscience vote on mitochondrial donation
8 February 2021 - by Michaela Chen
The Australian Parliament is set to have its first conscience vote on legislation allowing access to mitochondrial donation... [Read More]
Sperm use poison to disable competitors
8 February 2021 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
A genetic factor helps some sperm outcompete others to reach the egg cell first... [Read More]
Lawmaker indicted for stem cell fraud
8 February 2021 - by Georgia Everett
A Missouri state representative has been indicted by a federal grand jury for her part in a fraudulent scheme where patients were allegedly administered with COVID-19 treatments that were falsely claimed as containing stem cells... [Read More]
Mitochondrial defects may lead to autism
8 February 2021 - by Dr Jennifer Frosch
Autism spectrum disorder may result from mild defects in the mitochondria of brain cells, early research in mice has shown... [Read More]
Actor's ex-fiancé has frozen embryos case thrown out
8 February 2021 - by Sylvie Armstrong
A Louisiana federal judge has dismissed a custody claim by Sofia Vergara's former fiancé over their frozen embryos... [Read More]
Targeting a specific protein halts tumour growth
8 February 2021 - by Christina Burke
Disrupting a specific protein interaction causes tumours to shrink, researchers in the US have found... [Read More]
TV Review: Trying
8 February 2021 - by Susan Tranfield-Thomas
Making comedy out of the ups and downs of the adoption process is a bold move by most standards. Infertility and comedy aren't, after all, the easiest of bedfellows, and there will be no shortage of people like myself, ready to roll our eyes at the first sign of cliché and censure any attempt to create cheap laughs... [Read More]
Film Review: Baby God
8 February 2021 - by Alexandra Marshall
'Am I a child of something unspeakable?' HBO's documentary Baby God released late last year is an exposé of a prominent Nevada gynaecologist who over the course of his career is thought to have impregnated hundreds of women with his own sperm... [Read More]

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