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CONTENTS Issue #1127
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Event Review: The Surrogacy Act
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Whole Genome Sequencing at Birth: Consenting Adults, Sequencing Babies
10 January 2022 - by Annabel Slater
The Progress Educational Trust's last event of 2021 continued the discussion about using whole genome sequencing in newborn babies... [Read More]
Embracing innovation for reproductive specimen management in IVF
10 January 2022 - by Rohit Gupta
All British people, with no exceptions, will soon be able to opt-in to store their sperm, eggs, and embryos for up to 55 years instead of ten thanks to a landmark campaign... [Read More]
Unvaccinated women denied fertility treatment in Scotland
10 January 2022 - by Ruth Retassie
Some patients in Scotland have had their treatment delayed because they are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19... [Read More]
Human embryo gene expression starts at one-cell stage
10 January 2022 - by Dr Maria Botcharova
A new study shows that embryos begin to show gene expression when they are just at the single-cell stage, right after fertilisation... [Read More]
Gene involved in sense of smell may play a role in breast cancer metastasis
10 January 2022 - by Anna Wernick
Not only do our olfactory receptors send smell signals to the brain, but they can also promote the spread of cancer there too... [Read More]
Fetal expression of imprinted genes regulates placental growth in late pregnancy
10 January 2022 - by Dr Emma Green
Scientists have determined the expression of two genes in the fetus, one from the mother and one from the father, is essential for regulation of blood vessel growth in the placenta... [Read More]
Knot-like DNA structures may drive cancer development
10 January 2022 - by Abbie Harper
DNA with knot-like structures and third rungs between the two strands may drive cancer development, with an important regulatory enzyme involved in the formation of these structures... [Read More]
Gene therapy developed to treat limb-girdle muscular dystrophy
10 January 2022 - by Dr Holly Barker
A new gene therapy approach has shown promise in a preclinical mouse model for treating limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2B, a rare genetic disorder which causes severe muscle weakness... [Read More]
Liver fat directly increases risk of developing type 2 diabetes
10 January 2022 - by Jessica Peixinho
A recent study has found that a genetic predisposition to a fatty liver is key to the risk of developing type 2 diabetes... [Read More]
Event Review: The Surrogacy Act
10 January 2022 - by Anna Nelson
At the start of December I attended The Surrogacy Act – an event hosted virtually by Modern Art Oxford... [Read More]

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