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CONTENTS Issue #807
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Theatre Review: The Waiting Room
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But what does my genetic test result mean?
22 June 2015 - by Professor Anneke Lucassen and Dr Emma Baple
The gap between discovering genomic contributions to diseases and testing an individual’s genome for personal, actionable, information about health is wider than the current discourse on genomics might suggest... [Read More]
Non-invasive prenatal testing for Down's syndrome - beyond the hype
22 June 2015 - by Jane Fisher
There has been much recent media interest in non-invasive prenatal testing for Down's syndrome, and this coincides with deliberations by the UK National Screening Committee on its potential inclusion in the NHS Down's syndrome screening programme... [Read More]
Ectopic pregnancies following assisted reproduction fall by half
22 June 2015 - by Ayala Ochert
The rate of ectopic pregnancies in the UK following assisted reproduction has almost halved in the past 12 years, according to a new analysis... [Read More]
DNA links Kennewick Man to Native Americans
22 June 2015 - by Dr Julia Hill
New DNA evidence has reignited a longstanding debate over the ownership of a 9000-year-old skeleton, known as Kennewick Man... [Read More]
Cancer patient appeals gene patenting decision
22 June 2015 - by Paul Waldron
Australia's highest court will decide whether isolated molecules of DNA linked to a gene mutation associated with an increased risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers are patentable under Australian law.... [Read More]
Sequenom prenatal test patent ruled invalid by appeals court
22 June 2015 - by Ceri Durham
A US federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that Sequenom's prenatal MaterniT21 test is not sufficiently 'inventive' to be patentable.... [Read More]
ESHRE 2015: Research highlights
22 June 2015 - by Ayala Ochert
A roundup of research stories from ESHRE 2015 that hit the headlines this week... [Read More]
Yorkshire embryologist awarded MBE
22 June 2015 - by Kirsty Oswald
Rachel Cutting, principal embryologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List... [Read More]
High Court rules against mother wanting to use her deceased daughter's eggs
22 June 2015 - by Antony Starza-Allen
The High Court has ruled that a decision not to allow a mother to take her deceased daughter's eggs for fertility treatment overseas was lawful... [Read More]
Theatre Review: The Waiting Room
22 June 2015 - by Jane Morris
It takes an ambitious and courageous playwright to take on the challenging and emotive subject of IVF. Some may even regard it as foolish to delve into a topic that combines science, religion, politics and ethics... [Read More]

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