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CONTENTS Issue #1099
Egg donation has come home
How many is too many in surrogacy? Who is thinking about the children?
Book Review: The Code Breaker – Jennifer Douda, gene editing and the future of the human race
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Egg donation has come home
14 June 2021 - by Dr Kamal Ahuja and Professor Nick Macklon
Among the highlights of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority's (HFEA) latest report on trends in fertility treatment is a continuing upturn in the number of egg donation cycles performed in the UK... [Read More]
How many is too many in surrogacy? Who is thinking about the children?
14 June 2021 - by Dr Marilyn Crawshaw and Professor Olga van den Akker
A recent report of a millionaire couple who had 20 babies through surrogacy makes for disturbing reading. It highlights what can happen in the absence of universally agreed, child-focused laws to regulate the growing world of surrogacy... [Read More]
Scotland launches egg and sperm donor recruitment campaign
14 June 2021 - by Georgia Everett
The Scottish Government and NHS Scotland have launched their first campaign to encourage people to become sperm and egg donors... [Read More]
Watchdog issues new consumer rights guidance to warn IVF clinics
14 June 2021 - by Michaela Chen
Newly released guidance from the UK Competition and Markets Authority, would allow couples to initiate legal proceedings against IVF clinics that have falsely guaranteed their success rates... [Read More]
$15 million awarded for eggs and embryos lost in tank failure
14 June 2021 - by Rachel Siden
The first trial over a California fertility clinic's cryogenic tank failure concluded by awarding $15 million to five plaintiffs... [Read More]
Gene variant identified linked to asymptomatic COVID-19
14 June 2021 - by Dr Melanie Krause
A genetic variant that might provide some protection against severe COVID-19 disease has been identified in a new study led by researchers from Newcastle University... [Read More]
Fallopian tube anatomy triggers change in sperm cells
14 June 2021 - by Georgina Al-Badri
The complex folds of the fallopian tube surface have been found to alter the behaviour of sperm... [Read More]
Women who drink during luteal phase less likely to conceive
14 June 2021 - by Semyon Bodian
Women who drink alcohol during the second half of their menstrual cycle lower their chances of conception, a new study has found... [Read More]
France gives all women access to IVF
14 June 2021 - by David O'Rourke
Single French women and those in same-sex partnerships will be able to access IVF and other fertility treatments... [Read More]
Fertility patient given wrong, invasive procedure
14 June 2021 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
A fertility patient received an invasive procedure meant for another woman in an NHS waiting room mix-up, a safety report has said... [Read More]
Book Review: The Code Breaker – Jennifer Douda, gene editing and the future of the human race
14 June 2021 - by Eleanor Taylor
The genome editing capabilities of the CRISPR/Cas9 approach have created an enormous amount of excitement and an equal amount of concern within the scientific community. It is therefore unsurprising that this contentious form of biotechnology has entered the cultural zeitgeist and become a key topic of public interest... [Read More]

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