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CONTENTS Issue #815
Do women have a right to freeze their eggs?
Book Review: You Share Genes with Me
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Do women have a right to freeze their eggs?
17 August 2015 - by Dr Anna Smajdor
From a Western perspective, China may seem excessively restrictive in preventing citizens from paying for egg freezing services but we have failed to use the democratic space we have to negotiate state policies in reproduction... [Read More]
Ancestral humans had more DNA
17 August 2015 - by Isobel Steer
Compared to ancestral humans, most modern people have lost 40.7 million base pairs of DNA... [Read More]
Donor IVF less successful with frozen eggs
17 August 2015 - by Dr Meghna Kataria
Using frozen donated eggs over fresh ones for IVF hampers the odds of a successful live birth, a study has found... [Read More]
Ageing ovaries - not eggs - may lead to IVF failure
17 August 2015 - by Kirsty Oswald
Changes to the activity of cells in the ovary may contribute to poorer IVF success rates among women in their 40s... [Read More]
Multigene testing proves useful for breast and ovarian cancer
17 August 2015 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
Researchers have found that tests for multiple breast and ovarian cancer risk genes can be used to inform treatment decisions for women with personal or family history for such cancers... [Read More]
Texas sperm bank sued for giving sperm to man's ex-girlfriend
17 August 2015 - by Ruth Retassie
A court case has begun involving a man's claim against a US fertility clinic and his ex-girlfriend, who allegedly procured vials of his sperm without his permission to conceive a child... [Read More]
Number of single women using IVF tripled in last decade
17 August 2015 - by Antony Starza-Allen
The number of single women using fertility clinics in the UK has tripled in the last decade and has risen by 20 percent in just one year, reports the Mail Online... [Read More]
Book Review: You Share Genes with Me
17 August 2015 - by James Brooks
23andMe, the biomedical wing of the industrial personal-data complex, has produced a board book for toddlers. The End Times draw near... [Read More]

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