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CONTENTS Issue #1092
COMMENT
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
TV Review: The One
Webinar Review: The Genetics of Addiction
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Sorry mate, you're a monkey…
26 April 2021 - by Dr Anna Smajdor
Many of our legal and moral frameworks are based on natural distinctions... [Read More]
The emergence of iBlastoids: Time to update the law?
26 April 2021 - by Dr Patrick Foong
Is an international conversation on the 14-day rule needed in the light of the development of iBlastoids?... [Read More]
FILM: IVF and Women's Health – What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Find Out?
26 April 2021 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about the health of women undergoing fertility treatment... [Read More]
Olaparib extends life of ovarian cancer patients with BRCA1/2
26 April 2021 - by Hannah Flynn
Cancer treatment olaparib has been shown to extend the life of relapsed ovarian cancer patients with mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2, by nearly 13 months, when used as a maintenance therapy... [Read More]
Biden scraps human fetal tissue research limits while New York stops stem cell research funding
26 April 2021 - by Joseph Hamilton
President Joe Biden's administration has reversed the Trump-era decision which restricted federal funding for medical research using human embryos from elective abortions. .. [Read More]
Couple discover embryos were lost by clinic 20 years ago
26 April 2021 - by Beatrice Costa
A couple is pursuing legal action against a hospital after learning that their embryos had been lost by the clinic... [Read More]
New CRISPR-based gene therapy for single-gene conditions
26 April 2021 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
A new genome editing approach that replaces a mutated gene with a functional gene copy has the potential to treat monogenic diseases... [Read More]
Key gene associated with Alzheimer's disease identified
26 April 2021 - by Dr Emma Green
Researchers have identified a new key gene linked to the progression of memory loss in Alzheimer's disease... [Read More]
Model developed to predict age at menopause
26 April 2021 - by Dr Laura Riggall
Researchers have developed two predictive models that can be used to predict the age of natural menopause in middle-aged women... [Read More]
Algorithm maps gene expression within tissues
26 April 2021 - by David Cansfield
A new algorithm can map three-dimensional patterns of gene expression... [Read More]
TV Review: The One
26 April 2021 - by Susan Tranfield-Thomas
'Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?' wrote Christopher Marlow in 1598. Since the ancient Greeks described the exquisite pain of instant passion through the metaphorical sting of Cupid's arrow, humans have embraced the notion of some magical alchemy that makes us fall helplessly for our one 'true' love... [Read More]
Webinar Review: The Genetics of Addiction
26 April 2021 - by Daniel Jacobson
I feel like the majority of my understanding and outlook on addiction has been influenced more by Danny Boyle's Trainspotting than by any scientific research or news story... [Read More]

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