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CONTENTS Issue #1090
COMMENT
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Radio Review: Inside Science – Human embryo research and ethics
TV Review: DNA Family Secrets
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Ectogenesis: ethical challenges in creating artificial wombs
12 April 2021 - by Professor John D Loike
Three new reports in Nature illuminate the potential to transform artificial wombs from a laboratory tool into a procedure to grow and maintain a human embryo from fertilisation until birth... [Read More]
How should mitochondrial donation operate in Australia?
12 April 2021 - by Dr Julian Koplin
Australia is on the cusp of legalising mitochondrial donation... [Read More]
FILM: The Business of Egg Freezing – From Bluster to Best Practice
12 April 2021 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about how egg freezing relates to patient interests and business interests... [Read More]
Y-chromosome-linked infertility discovered
12 April 2021 - by Emma Lamb
The largest study to date into unexplained infertility in men has been conducted by UK and Estonian researchers... [Read More]
CRISPR gene therapy for sickle cell disease approved by the FDA
12 April 2021 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A clinical trial for a new gene therapy approach to treat sickle cell disease has been approved to proceed by the US Food and Drug Administration... [Read More]
Study estimates cost of uterine transplant
12 April 2021 - by Eleanor Mackle
A human uterus transplant is estimated to have a total cost of €74,564 on average, according to a new study from Sweden... [Read More]
Human DNA shed into the air is collected and sequenced
12 April 2021 - by Dr George Janes
Mammalian DNA can be collected from the air and sequenced with species-level resolution, a study has shown for first time... [Read More]
Stem cell transplants reduce relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in children
12 April 2021 - by Dr Charlott Repschlager
Stem cell transplants may significantly reduce their chances of relapse in children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia who received CAR-T cell therapy... [Read More]
Early menopausal women could have ovarian function restored
12 April 2021 - by Joseph Hamilton
Women experiencing early-stage menopause had their menstrual cycle restored after receiving ovarian injections of platelet-rich plasma and gonadotrophins, according to a Taiwanese study, with one woman becoming pregnant after IVF... [Read More]
Genome editing 'toolkit' to speed up gene therapy development
12 April 2021 - by Christina Burke
A genome editing consortium funded by the US National Institutes of Health has unveiled plans to develop a new genome editing 'toolkit' to accelerate the development of gene therapies... [Read More]
Radio Review: Inside Science – Human embryo research and ethics
12 April 2021 - by Beatrice Costa
Should research on human embryos be permitted beyond 14 days?... [Read More]
TV Review: DNA Family Secrets
12 April 2021 - by Elpida Fragouli
As a human geneticist I've always been interested in anything DNA-related, whether this is a book, research paper, film, or documentary. I never expected, however, that DNA would be the focus of a semi-documentary/semi-intellectual reality TV show, hosted by Stacey Dooley... [Read More]

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