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CONTENTS Issue #1091
Event Review: Cambridge Festival – We are family
TV Review: The Surrogates
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The Special Status of Mary Warnock: From Fertility Treatment to Embryo Research
19 April 2021 - by Ana Hallgarten
The latest online event held by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) was 'The Special Status of Mary Warnock: From Fertility Treatment to Embryo Research'... [Read More]
Making embryos: a new way?
19 April 2021 - by Dr Roger Sturmey
Recently there have been some phenomenal reports describing the ability to generate human embryo-like entities directly from stem cells, circumventing the need for eggs and sperm... [Read More]
FILM: Researchers create monkey/human chimeric embryos
19 April 2021 - by BioNews
The director of the Progress Educational Trust is interviewed by 5 News about embryos containing material from both monkeys and humans... [Read More]
No growth or development differences for children conceived via IVF
19 April 2021 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
Newborns conceived via IVF appear to have lower levels of DNA methylation at certain regions of DNA, when compared to newborns conceived without IVF... [Read More]
Novel CRISPR approach uses an on-off switch for epigenome editing
19 April 2021 - by Joseph Hamilton
Reversible genome-wide epigenetic editing may be possible with a new approach using cellular memory to silence gene expression... [Read More]
Researchers generate human-monkey chimeric embryos
19 April 2021 - by Dr George Janes
Monkey embryos containing human stem cells have been grown successfully for the first time... [Read More]
Researchers warn of unintended effects from CRISPR genome editing
19 April 2021 - by Javier Bautista
Using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in human embryos may introduce 'on-target' errors... [Read More]
IUI success is dependant on motile sperm count threshold
19 April 2021 - by Dr Rachael Boyle
Researchers have identified a sperm count threshold which optimises the chance of intrauterine insemination resulting in pregnancy... [Read More]
3D imaging of endometrium will help to understand implantation of embryo
19 April 2021 - by Dr Soumya Staton
The three-dimensional structure of the human endometrium has been discovered, which could lead to greater insights into infertility, embryo implantation, and endometrium-related diseases... [Read More]
New genetic drug target for treatment resistant colorectal cancer
19 April 2021 - by Beatrice Costa
A new potential drug target for treating some types of colorectal cancers has been identified... [Read More]
Mitochondrial genes in fat tissues work poorly in obesity
19 April 2021 - by Anna Wernick
A twin study has revealed that obesity causes the dysfunction of mitochondria which triggers inflammation, particularly in fat tissue... [Read More]
Event Review: Cambridge Festival – We are family
19 April 2021 - by David O'Rourke
As we all spent our second Easter in lockdown in the UK, it was hard to think of all the time we had been unable to spend with extended family over the past year. But in today's world, what makes a family? ... [Read More]
TV Review: The Surrogates
19 April 2021 - by Zaina Mahmoud
'Would you get pregnant for someone else and then agree to give the baby away?' The Surrogates narrator Anna Krippa asked the audience... [Read More]

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