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CONTENTS Issue #805 (8 June 2015)
COMMENT
Switzerland, inter-country surrogacy and public policy
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Radio Review: The Business of Genetic Ancestry
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Switzerland, inter-country surrogacy and public policy
8 June 2015 - by Michael Wells-Greco
On 21 May 2015 the Swiss Federal Court refused to register a male couple - who are in a civil partnership and living in Saint-Gallen, Switzerland - as the legal fathers of a child born following an inter-country surrogacy arrangement... [Read More]
'Devious defecator' test violated US genetic discrimination law
8 June 2015 - by Chee Hoe Low
A company that conducted genetic tests on its employees for a disciplinary investigation violated US genetic anti-discrimination law, an Atlanta judge has ruled... [Read More]
Genetic screening for breast cancer of women in their 30s urged
8 June 2015 - by Jenny Sharpe
Researchers have called for mass screening of women in their 30s to detect cancer-causing mutations... [Read More]
Genetics study helps explain causes of schizophrenia
8 June 2015 - by Paul Waldron
New research into schizophrenia has identified genetic mutations in patients which affect the balance between chemical signalling systems in the brain... [Read More]
Man denied access to ex-partner's donor-conceived daughter
8 June 2015 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
The Family Court has refused a man contact over a child raised in a complex set of family relations, to whom he has no biological connection or legal parenthood... [Read More]
Genes influence timing of motherhood
8 June 2015 - by Ceri Durham
Analysis of the genomes of thousands of women suggests that a woman's genes influence the age at which she first becomes a mother and the number of children she will have... [Read More]
Traces of past events written in our genes
8 June 2015 - by Dr Julia Hill
Scientists have discovered that changes to DNA which occur during a person’s lifetime can be passed on to future generations... [Read More]
Non-invasive Down's syndrome test 'ready for NHS'
8 June 2015 - by Kirsty Oswald
Researchers say that a non-invasive prenatal test for Down's syndrome is ready to be introduced into the NHS... [Read More]
Radio Review: The Business of Genetic Ancestry
8 June 2015 - by Matthew Thomas
'Genetics is messy and history is foggy. We are a species that is mobile and horny.' That is how Adam Rutherford quite accurately sums up the quest for understanding the human story in his documentary... [Read More]

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