The Fertility Show, Manchester Central, 23-24 March 2019
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Restoring fertility after cancer treatment: is hope on the horizon?
23 November 2015 - by Dr Edgar Mocanu
A recent study in mice raised the possibility of restoring ovarian function after chemotherapy. But before creating hype, the medical community has a duty to deliver evidence from human studies... [Read More]
CRISPR/Cas patent wars have begun at the European Patent Office
23 November 2015 - by Dr James Legg
On 26 October this year the CRISPR/Cas patent wars truly began with the filing of European oppositions against what appears to be the first patent granted in Europe for this revolutionary gene-editing technology.... [Read More]
'Myth busting' report on UK surrogacy calls for legal reform
23 November 2015 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
A report calling for reform of surrogacy laws in the UK has revealed that the majority of arrangements are conducted on an altruistic basis and do not take place abroad, contrasting with what it claims are commonly held misconceptions... [Read More]
Divorced couple's embryos must be destroyed, US judge rules
23 November 2015 - by Dr Julia Hill
A San Francisco judge has ruled that the frozen embryos of a divorced couple should be destroyed, despite the protests of the ex-wife... [Read More]
FDA concerned over lab test loophole
23 November 2015 - by Dr Rachel Brown
The US Food and Drug Drug Administration is embarking on strengthening its regulatory oversight over medical laboratory testing, including so-called 'laboratory developed tests'... [Read More]
Childhood cancers linked to adult cancer genes
23 November 2015 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A substantial proportion of childhood cancers are caused by mutations in genes that are known to cause cancer in adults, scientists have found... [Read More]
Parasite increases female fertility
23 November 2015 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
Infections with the giant roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides) increase female fertility, according to a nine-year study... [Read More]
Resistance gene emerges against last-defence antibiotic
23 November 2015 - by Dr Ashley Cartwright
A gene responsible for resistance to an antibiotic used to treat serious infections has been identified in E. coli</i> samples collected from food products in China.... [Read More]
Gene linked to impulsive behaviour while drunk
23 November 2015 - by Dr Marianne Kennedy
A common mutation in a serotonin receptor gene has been linked to impulsive and aggressive behaviours, particularly under the influence of alcohol... [Read More]

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