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CONTENTS Issue #1113
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NEWS DIGEST
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TV Review: Human the World Within – Birth
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Settlement reached against Canadian fertility doctor who used his own sperm… but no criminal charges
20 September 2021 - by Sara Cohen
Many readers will have heard about the case of Dr Norman Barwin from Ontario, Canada, who, from the early 1970s until the 2010s, allegedly inseminated hundreds of his patients with his own sperm or the wrong sperm... [Read More]
Preimplantation signalling system discovered in human embryos
20 September 2021 - by Laxmee Ramkhelawon
Human embryos can show an innate immune response when exposed to pathogens, as early as day five, researchers in the UK have found... [Read More]
Autism study on hold after concerns about genetic data use
20 September 2021 - by Sylvie Armstrong
A major autism study has been paused over ethical concerns... [Read More]
Over one million potential genome-editing enzymes discovered in microbes
20 September 2021 - by Dr Rosie Morley
Researchers looking for evolutionary ancestors of enzymes used in the CRISPR genome-editing approach have uncovered over one million potential genome-editing enzymes... [Read More]
Patient sues gynaecologist who used his own sperm in her mother's treatment
20 September 2021 - by Ruth Retassie
A woman who discovered that her gynaecologist was her biological father has filed a lawsuit against him for fraud and malpractice... [Read More]
Rejuvenation of stem cell epigenome offers osteoporosis hope
20 September 2021 - by Dr Charlotte Douglas
The mechanism responsible for changes in bone function during ageing has been found to be hidden within the epigenome, opening possibilities for bone rejuvenation and treatment... [Read More]
Pancreatic organoids grown on synthetic structure give insight into cancer
20 September 2021 - by Semyon Bodian
Pancreatic organoids, grown using a newly developed gel, have enabled scientists to better understand pancreatic cancer... [Read More]
TV Review: Human the World Within – Birth
20 September 2021 - by Joseph Hamilton
Gird your loins for we are amid a reproductive revolution, or so I am informed in Birth, episode six of the Netflix documentary series Human: The World Within... [Read More]

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