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CONTENTS Issue #811
How old is too old? Age limits for access to assisted reproduction
Radio Review: Science Stories - DNA's Third Man
Book Review: Reproductive Donation
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How old is too old? Age limits for access to assisted reproduction
20 July 2015 - by Associate Professor Hana Konečná
What happens if you ask children what age they would like their parents to be, and should this influence the debate on age limits for assisted reproduction?... [Read More]
Miniature brain 'organoids' offer model for autism
20 July 2015 - by Ayala Ochert
Scientists have grown miniature brains out of stem cells from people with autism, and have found that they over-produce one type of neuron... [Read More]
Chromosomes play active role in cell division
20 July 2015 - by Dr Meghna Kataria
A study has shown that chromosomes, far from being passive participants as had been assumed, are actively involved in the process of cell division... [Read More]
Strong genetic link found for depression
20 July 2015 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars
Two gene variants have been linked to major depressive disorder by an international research consortium... [Read More]
Stem cells could treat mitochondrial disease
20 July 2015 - by Dr Julia Hill
Scientists in the USA have demonstrated how stem cell techniques may benefit people with incurable mitochondrial diseases. The research suggests it might be possible one day to replace diseased tissue in patients affected by the disorders... [Read More]
Prenatal test detects cancer in mothers
20 July 2015 - by Ceri Durham
Abnormal results from a non-invasive prenatal test for fetal chromosome abnormality may indicate the presence of previously undetected cancers in some mothers.... [Read More]
Australian woman obtains sperm from dying husband
20 July 2015 - by Antony Starza-Allen
A woman in New South Wales, Australia, has been given permission to extract sperm from her unconscious, dying husband... [Read More]
Radio Review: Science Stories - DNA's Third Man
20 July 2015 - by Paul Waldron
'Do you know who Maurice Wilkins is?' I put this question to a number of my friends, most of them scientists, and got a series of blank looks. Only one knew who he was, and she had a degree in the history and philosophy of science... [Read More]
Book Review: Reproductive Donation
20 July 2015 - by Dr Ëlo Luik
Donor conception continues to mobilise resistance and concern. How, when, under which conditions and by whom reproductive donation should be accessed remains a divisive and controversial issue... [Read More]

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