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CONTENTS Issue #820
Radio Review: FutureProofing - Life
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Uterus transplantation trials: is deceased donation morally preferable?
21 September 2015 - by Dr Nicola Williams
There are currently good arguments for allowing living donors to be used in uterus transplants, but as research continues there may come a time when only deceased donors will be justifiable... [Read More]
Legal parenthood – the answer is in black and white (bold, CAPS & italics)
21 September 2015 - by Andrew Berkley
There is no excuse for the administrative incompetence of fertility clinics that has resulted in legal parenthood uncertainty for at least 84 couples, but are medical providers the ideal professionals to seek consent for legal parenthood?... [Read More]
FDA controls urged for unregulated stem cell treatments
21 September 2015 - by Paul Waldron
The Food and Drug Administration must do more to control clinics offering unproven stem cell treatments in the USA, say scientists.... [Read More]
UK scientists seek permission to edit embryos
21 September 2015 - by Kirsty Oswald
Researchers from London's Francis Crick Institute are seeking permission to edit the genome of human embryos... [Read More]
Inuit have unique genes for metabolising omega-3 fats
21 September 2015 - by Dr Lanay Griessner
Decades of advice on the protective effects of omega-3 fatty acids are being challenged by a study of the genomes of the Inuit population in Greenland... [Read More]
First insights from UK genome-sharing project
21 September 2015 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
The first findings from the UK10K project, the largest population genome sequencing effort to date, have been made available to worldwide researchers... [Read More]
Scientists release details of artificial sperm technique
21 September 2015 - by Lubna Ahmed
French researchers have described a technique to produce human sperm cells in the laboratory as they attempt to patent the method... [Read More]
HFEA releases 2014 incidents report
21 September 2015 - by Dr Mary Yarwood
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has released its second annual report into adverse incidents at fertility clinics in the UK, showing a slight reduction in the overall number of reported problems following fertility treatment... [Read More]
Radio Review: FutureProofing - Life
21 September 2015 - by Dr Ross Cloney
The key question of the 21st century may turn out to be: 'Who are we and what will we become?' This question and the implications of its potential answers are explored in 'FutureProofing: Life', which sets out to understand the field of synthetic biology... [Read More]

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