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CONTENTS Issue #1107
Film Review: The Surrogate
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IVF add-ons: are they supported by evidence?
9 August 2021 - by Sarah Lensen
IVF add-ons are procedures, techniques or medicines which can be used in addition to standard IVF protocols. They are usually offered by IVF clinics, and used by patients, with the hope that they will improve the chance of IVF success... [Read More]
FILM: Changing the Human Genome – What Next for Germline Genome Editing?
9 August 2021 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about the World Health Organisation's recent publications on human genome editing... [Read More]
Genetic variations give insight into the age women start menopause
9 August 2021 - by Christina Burke
Hundreds of genetic variations may influence the age at which menopause starts, researchers have discovered... [Read More]
New report highlights size and strengths of UK genomics sector
9 August 2021 - by Dr George Janes
The UK genomics sector is worth over £5bn and a significant draw for investment, a new report has shown... [Read More]
Genetic mechanism behind fibroid development discovered
9 August 2021 - by Dr Charlott Repschlager
Researchers have identified that variants in genes responsible for DNA packing in the cell, could lead to the development of fibroids... [Read More]
Gene responsible for lack of sperm identified
9 August 2021 - by Dr Emma Green
Gene variants affecting a single gene have been identified in men who do not produce sperm, giving some insight into genetic control of sperm production... [Read More]
Henrietta Lacks' family to sue pharmaceutical companies
9 August 2021 - by Semyon Bodian
The family of Henrietta Lacks is preparing a lawsuit against a number of pharmaceutical companies for profiting from cancerous cells taken without her or her family's consent... [Read More]
Mechanism that leads to DNA mutations in melanoma discovered
9 August 2021 - by Georgina Al-Badri
The mechanism underlying DNA damage that leads to melanoma has been found to be a specific mutation caused by UVB radiation in sunlight... [Read More]
Film Review: The Surrogate
9 August 2021 - by Zaina Mahmoud
Jeremy Hersh's feature film debut, The Surrogate, is a powerful narrative on the complex relationships and choices involved in surrogacy... [Read More]

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