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CONTENTS Issue #1088
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NEWS DIGEST
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Event Review: Spotlight on CRISPR
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IVF and Women's Health: What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Find Out?
22 March 2021 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
It's not often you come away from an event thinking 'wow, that could really save lives'... [Read More]
Qatar leads the way in mapping genetic risk factors for the Arab population
22 March 2021 - by Dr Hamdi Mbarek
Despite making up around 400 million of the global population, Middle Eastern populations have been under-represented in genomic studies – until now... [Read More]
Stem cells form human tissue that behave like early-stage embryos
22 March 2021 - by Christina Burke
For the first time, researchers have successfully developed models of early-stage human embryos using stem cells... [Read More]
Gene therapy benefits seen decades after treatment
22 March 2021 - by Beatrice Costa
Healthy immune cells are still forming 18 years after blood stem cell transplantation in patients with faulty immune systems, research has found... [Read More]
How sperm transfer epigenetic memories to the embryo
22 March 2021 - by David Cansfield
The mechanism by which environmental factors are transferred from sperm to embryo has been identified... [Read More]
Scottish Government report proposes funding more IVF
22 March 2021 - by Dr Jennifer Frosch
Ministers should consider increasing the number of IVF cycles provided by the NHS, according to a report commissioned by the Scottish Government... [Read More]
Mouse embryos grown outside a uterus for 11 days
22 March 2021 - by Dr George Janes
Researchers have devised a method for growing mouse embryos up to the point they start growing limbs and organs, outside of the uterus... [Read More]
Crying human tear glands grown from stem cells
22 March 2021 - by Dr Rosie Morley
Human tear gland organoids, which actually produce tears, have been grown in the lab from stem cells and transplanted into mice... [Read More]
Event Review: Spotlight on CRISPR
22 March 2021 - by Eleanor Taylor
As part of the 'Spotlight on….' series, the MIT Technology Review recently focused their attention on the genome editing 'supertool' CRISPR... [Read More]

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