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CONTENTS Issue #1111
COMMENT
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Book Review: DNA Demystified – Unravelling the double helix
Book Review: Robo-Babies
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After our campaign, egg storage law comes out of the cold
6 September 2021 - by Sarah Norcross
We at the Progress Educational Trust are delighted that our #ExtendTheLimit campaign, to extend the ten-year storage limit for eggs frozen for non-medical or 'social' reasons, has succeeded – insofar as it now has Government backing... [Read More]
Apps for patients undergoing fertility treatment promoted with unsupported claims
6 September 2021 - by Dr Isla Robertson and Professor Ying Cheong
There is currently a proliferation of mobile health apps in the women's health and fertility sectors… [Read More]
Egg freezing ten year limit to be extended
6 September 2021 - by Jen Willows
The UK government has announced that the ten-year limit on keeping frozen eggs, sperm and embryos will be scrapped... [Read More]
RNAi jab to reduce cholesterol available on NHS
6 September 2021 - by Dr Rachael Boyle
A new anti-cholesterol injection has been accepted for use on the NHS, and may soon be available to patients in an effort to prevent heart attacks and strokes... [Read More]
Mechanism preventing Huntington's disease progression could lead to new therapies
6 September 2021 - by Jessica Peixinho
A mechanism for boosting the activity of a DNA repair protein involved in Huntington's disease has been discovered, creating a potential treatment avenue... [Read More]
Human germline genome editing could be curbed by patent law
6 September 2021 - by David Cansfield
Patent laws could be used to restrict the use of genome editing technologies from being used to change the germline... [Read More]
Early embryo cell fate discovered with whole genome sequencing
6 September 2021 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
Researchers have successfully decoded the human embryogenesis process by tracking somatic mutations in adult tissues. [Read More]
Researchers grow mini human lungs to imitate COVID-19 infection
6 September 2021 - by Abbie Harper
The first human 'lung-in-a-dish' model, known as a lung organoid, representing all lung cell types and allowing replication of SARS-CoV-2 infection has been produced... [Read More]
Confusion over what GDPR legislation means for genomic data
6 September 2021 - by Georgia Everett
Reconciling the need to share genomic data to improve public health with General Data Protection Regulation legislation is complex, an abstract presented at the European Human Genetics Conference 2021 in August has shown... [Read More]
Book Review: DNA Demystified – Unravelling the double helix
6 September 2021 - by Eleanor Taylor
DNA seems to have a celebrity-like status within the public media sphere. It is used to catch the 'bad guys', resolve paternity disputes and tell you what medical conditions you are predisposed to... [Read More]
Book Review: Robo-Babies
6 September 2021 - by Dr Eleanor Lynam
When my wife and I found out we were going to become mums to twin girls, one of our first conversations was about how we would teach them about the miracle of life... [Read More]

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