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CONTENTS Issue #1086
COMMENT
Gender based prohibitions in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act
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Gender based prohibitions in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act
8 March 2021 - by Amarpreet Kaur
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology (HFE) Act 1990 is the UK's legislation regulating the storage and use of human eggs, sperm and embryos... [Read More]
Policymakers urged to extend the 14-day limit on embryo research
8 March 2021 - by Joseph Hamilton
The 14-day limit on culturing human embryos in the lab should be extended, according to an international group of researchers... [Read More]
Selfish genetic elements identified in sperm race
8 March 2021 - by Daniel Jacobson
Genes associated with a 'selfish' survival advantage in sperm have been identified, providing evidence of sperm-level natural selection... [Read More]
Baby infected with COVID-19 in mother's womb
8 March 2021 - by Beatrice Costa
The placenta could mediate mother-to-baby COVID-19 transmission, according to new research... [Read More]
Scientists sequence 64 human genomes at high resolution
8 March 2021 - by Dr George Janes
A number of human genomes, spanning global population groups, have been sequenced – providing higher-than-ever clarity... [Read More]
Novel immunotherapy approach targets cancers
8 March 2021 - by Anna Wernick
Designer antibodies can alert the immune system to cancerous proteins, slowing tumour growth in mice – three independent studies demonstrate... [Read More]
Widower claims surrogacy costs at the High Court
8 March 2021 - by Sylvie Armstrong
A man tried to claim the costs of a surrogacy arrangement in the Irish High Court... [Read More]
Daytime napping is partly regulated by your genes
8 March 2021 - by Dr Rachel Montgomery
Napping during the day is partly controlled by a person's genetics – and is not simply a behavioural choice... [Read More]
Animation Review: Gene Therapy Explained – Changing our body's recipe to treat disease
8 March 2021 - by Ailsa Stevens
The pandemic has created huge demand for high quality home learning materials. One such resource is Great Ormond Street Hospital's new short film on gene therapy... [Read More]
Book Review: Freezing Fertility – Oocyte cryopreservation and the gender politics of ageing
8 March 2021 - by Dr Ëlo Luik
Freezing Fertility is a timely and powerful book that is a multidisciplinary cultural analysis of egg freezing... [Read More]

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