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CONTENTS Issue #1083
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Assisted reproductive technology in Australia and the United Kingdom
15 February 2021 - by Professor William L Ledger
Two possible national solutions to the issues of safety and accessibility of IVF... [Read More]
The 14-day limit should be extended to 28 days
15 February 2021 - by Sophia McCully
The '14-day rule', initially proposed in 1979 in the USA, was first recommended in the UK by the Warnock Committee in 1984. It limits research on intact human embryos 'prior to 14 days' gestation or the beginning of primitive streak formation' and is part of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008... [Read More]
Concerns over 'no baby, no fee' programmes
15 February 2021 - by Bethany Muller
Campaigners have requested increased oversight over 'no baby, no fee' funding programmes offered by IVF clinics... [Read More]
Developing embryos reveal earliest immune response yet
15 February 2021 - by Daniel Jacobson
The earliest signs of an innate immune response have been identified in embryos, shedding light on why some fail to form properly during early development... [Read More]
Mail-in sperm testing as reliable as clinic tests
15 February 2021 - by Eleanor Taylor
Semen samples can now be accurately analysed up to 52 hours after production using a new mail-in sperm testing kit... [Read More]
Gene regions identified that may influence our facial features
15 February 2021 - by Dr George Janes
A large-scale genome-wide study has identified several genes which affect face geometry... [Read More]
Differences in gene expression may explain mental disorder symptoms
15 February 2021 - by Martha Roberts
Differences in gene expression may explain why mental illnesses with similar genetic roots can have such different symptoms, according to a new study... [Read More]
Making bigger 'mini-organs' for research
15 February 2021 - by David Cansfield
Another breakthrough has been made towards the development of artificially-engineered tissue that mimics real organs that can be used for research... [Read More]
TV Review: Stand Up to Infertility
15 February 2021 - by Ahmed Amer
A question to all men: Do you feel your fertility is linked to how much of a man you are?... [Read More]
Podcast Review: ASRM Today – Update no. 12 from the ASRM COVID-19 task force
15 February 2021 - by Hayley Fryer
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine has issued Update no. 12 – Testing and Vaccine Truths from the ASRM COVID-19 task force... [Read More]

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