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CONTENTS Issue #808
COMMENT
Who's advising the government on human genetics?
The need for UK surrogacy law reform
NEWS DIGEST
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Who's advising the government on human genetics?
29 June 2015 - by Dr Alice Maynard
I served on the Human Genetics Commission as a lay member from 2006 to 2012, and found exploring new developments in this area fascinating... [Read More]
The need for UK surrogacy law reform
29 June 2015 - by Rebecca Carr
Last month, in a judgment that was hailed as the first of its kind, High Court judge Ms Justice Russell ordered a mother to hand over her child to a gay couple... [Read More]
Google partners with Broad Institute on genome analysis
29 June 2015 - by Paul Waldron
Genome analysis software developed by the Broad Institute is now available in cloud form to users of Google's online genetic data storage services... [Read More]
Poland passes IVF law
29 June 2015 - by Dr Rachel Montgomery
Poland's lower house of parliament has approved a bill that, for the first time, provides statutory regulation of IVF in the country... [Read More]
US court grants woman right to disputed frozen embryos
29 June 2015 - by Dr Julia Hill
An Illinois appeals court has reaffirmed a decision to grant a woman 'custody and control' of frozen embryos created with the sperm of her ex-boyfriend, despite his objections... [Read More]
Freeze sperm at 18, urges bioethicist
29 June 2015 - by Ari Haque
A UK bioethicist has argued that 18-year-old men should consider freezing their sperm to reduce the risk of their children having genetic disorders... [Read More]
NHS plans artificial blood trials by 2017
29 June 2015 - by Dr James Heather
The NHS has announced that it plans to begin testing laboratory-produced blood in healthy volunteers by 2017... [Read More]
Living in a high-crime area ages your cells
29 June 2015 - by Isobel Steer
Residents of noisy and high-crime neighbourhoods are over a decade older biologically compared with those who live in low-crime areas, according to recent research... [Read More]

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