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CONTENTS Issue #1104
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NEWS DIGEST
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Book Review: Dark Lullaby
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Changing the Human Genome: What Next for Germline Genome Editing?
19 July 2021 - by Ana Hallgarten
PET's latest online event discussed the recently published reports from the World Health Organisation on human genome editing... [Read More]
Regulating genomics – the next decade
19 July 2021 - by Gemma Hobcraft
The implementation plan for 2021-2022 provides an insight as to how the National Genomic Health Strategy will begin to 'transform genomic healthcare over the next ten years'... [Read More]
FILM: What's in the Pipeline for Male Infertility?
19 July 2021 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about the latest developments in the science and medicine of male infertility... [Read More]
Gene therapy success in trial to treat neurodegenerative disorder
19 July 2021 - by Francina Agosti
An innovative gene therapy directed to the brain has improved the motor function and general wellbeing of children with a rare genetic disorder... [Read More]
Embryos to be destroyed after sperm donor withdraws consent
19 July 2021 - by Blair Sowry
An Australian sperm donor has withdrawn his consent and insisted all embryos created with his sperm be destroyed... [Read More]
Prenatal base editing corrects lysosomal storage disease
19 July 2021 - by Joseph Hawkins
Base editing, a form of genome editing, has been used in preclinical model to correct a lysosomal storage disease known as Hurler syndrome... [Read More]
Israel will allow same sex couples to access surrogacy
19 July 2021 - by Javier Bautista
Israel's Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples and single men will be able to become parents through surrogacy... [Read More]
Mouse eggs made from mouse stem cells matured in vitro
19 July 2021 - by Ruth Retassie
An in vitro gametogenesis (IVG) breakthrough has been achieved as mouse stem cells have been used to create egg cells that have successfully developed into live mice when used in IVF... [Read More]
CRISPR genome editing blocks SARS-CoV-2 replication
19 July 2021 - by Dr Melanie Krause
CRISPR-based genome editing can be used to stop SARS-CoV-2 being replicated inside infected cells, researchers have shown… [Read More]
COVID-19 vaccine and infertility google searches increase dramatically
19 July 2021 - by Purvi Shah
Google searches in the USA related to COVID-19 vaccines and infertility increased after a letter was sent to the European Medicines Agency asking it to stop emergency authorisation of mRNA vaccines was published online... [Read More]
Book Review: Dark Lullaby
19 July 2021 - by Annabel Slater
Dark Lullaby, by Polly Ho-Yen, is a story about a dystopian society suffering mass, unexplained infertility. Yet I found the premise and world, even for a dystopia, somewhat unsatisfying... [Read More]

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