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Fertilisation, the fourteen day rule, and beyond
7 June 2021 - by Dr Sigal Klipstein
The first IVF baby was born in 1978, and represented a milestone at the cross section of basic science, clinical research and patient care... [Read More]
FILM: Sarah Norcross and Dr Sarah Martins Da Silva discuss the future of male fertility
7 June 2021 - by BioNews
A conversation between Sarah Norcross (director of the Progress Educational Trust) and Dr Sarah Martins Da Silva (clinical senior lecturer in Systems Medicine at the University of Dundee) about the future of male fertility... [Read More]
Complete human genome sequenced after 20 years
7 June 2021 - by Joseph Hawkins
An international team of researchers claims to have sequenced the complete human genome, including areas which were missed in the original draft... [Read More]
Cells that initiate heart tissue development identified
7 June 2021 - by Dr Melanie Krause
Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute in London have shown the earliest known stage in mammalian heart development... [Read More]
Five-month-old baby receives £1.8 million gene therapy on the NHS
7 June 2021 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A baby has become the first NHS patient to receive gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy... [Read More]
Breast cancer drug reduces the risk of recurrence by 42 percent
7 June 2021 - by Dr Charlott Repschlager
A targeted breast cancer treatment reduces the risk of BRCA-related cancer returning or spreading after chemotherapy... [Read More]
Cambridgeshire CCG to review IVF policy
7 June 2021 - by Blair Sowry
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group has announced it will be reviewing its 2017 decision to discontinue funding for IVF treatment... [Read More]
Gene variant that turns off fullness signal makes people gain weight
7 June 2021 - by Devika Sooklall
Obesity may be caused by a mutation in our genes and not just our environment... [Read More]
Noncoding genome sheds light on developmental disorders
7 June 2021 - by Javier Bautista
Seven newly-identified variants in non-coding regions of the genome suggest a new diagnostic strategy for developmental disorders in children... [Read More]
Stem cell transplant can treat type 2 diabetes for six months
7 June 2021 - by Martha Roberts
People who have had type 2 diabetes for less than a decade and have a BMI of less than 23 could benefit from a bone marrow stem cell transplant... [Read More]
Theatre Review: From Me to Us
7 June 2021 - by Zaina Mahmoud
The change in the HFE Act to extend eligibility for parental orders to single parents forms the basis of Wayne Steven Jackson's autobiographical play, From Me to Us... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Why Have Sperm Counts More Than Halved in the Past 40 years?
7 June 2021 - by Hayley Fryer
We've all been told that smoking, drinking too much and being overweight are bad for our overall health and can have a negative impact on our fertility... [Read More]

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