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CONTENTS Issue #1095
COMMENT
Levelling up in London?
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
TV Review: Strangers Making Babies
Podcast Review: COVID In Your Genes – The risk factors
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Levelling up in London?
17 May 2021 - by Dr Catherine Hill
If you're a fertility patient in the London borough of Camden you're one of the more fortunate Londoners in terms of access to NHS-funded fertility treatment.... [Read More]
COVID-19 vaccines do not damage the placenta or cause infertility
17 May 2021 - by Stella Hume
The COVID-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine does not cause damage to the placenta, a study has confirmed... [Read More]
Tumour cells alter 3D structure of DNA to boost activity of oncogenes
17 May 2021 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
Using a new algorithmic approach, scientists have found that cancer cells can hijack the normal chromosome structure to increase the activity of cancer-promoting genes... [Read More]
Gene therapy treats rare immunodeficiency in children
17 May 2021 - by Joseph Hamilton
An experimental gene therapy successfully treated 96 percent of children born with no immune system... [Read More]
Artificial intelligence used in male infertility scoring
17 May 2021 - by Michaela Chen
Artificial intelligence has been used to evaluate tissue samples in men who produce low levels of, or no, sperm... [Read More]
Damaged mitochondria activate autoimmunity suggests genome study
17 May 2021 - by Dr Rosie Morley
Accumulation of defective mitochondria in cells may contribute to autoimmune conditions, such as Sjögren's syndrome, according to a recent study... [Read More]
Machine learning technique detects epigenetic drivers of cancers
17 May 2021 - by Eleanor Mackle
Machine learning has been used to predict whether certain epigenetic changes are likely to lead to cancer... [Read More]
TV Review: Strangers Making Babies
17 May 2021 - by Daniel Malynn
As anyone who has met me will attest, I am very rarely lost for words, but Channel 4's Strangers Making Babies documentary has left me dumbstruck... [Read More]
Podcast Review: COVID In Your Genes – The risk factors
17 May 2021 - by Elpida Fragouli
Genomic sequencing has numerous applications, including determining genealogy, the presence or absence of common mutations in a couple who are considering becoming pregnant, and even the susceptibility of contracting SARS-CoV-2, the virus which leads to COVID-19, and the severity of the subsequent disease... [Read More]

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