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CONTENTS Issue #827
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Welcome to BioNews by email, published by the Progress Educational Trust, providing you with news, comment and reviews on genetics, assisted conception, embryo/stem cell research and related areas. 

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Natural killer cells and fertility: unwarranted treatments flourish amid misinformation and poor regulation
9 November 2015 - by Dr Norman Shreeve
In recent years a range of treatments aimed at suppressing uterine natural killer activity have sprung up, but this has no scientific rationale and can have significant and dangerous side effects... [Read More]
Debating donor conception 10 years after the removal of anonymity
9 November 2015 - by Arit Udoh
'The kids are not alright.' 'Current legislation needs to do more to protect the rights of donor-conceived children.' These were some of the comments made by donor-conceived adults who attended a recent Progress Educational Trust/National Gamete Donation Trust event... [Read More]
Gene-editing treatment successful in baby with advanced leukaemia
9 November 2015 - by Lone Hørlyck
An experimental cell-based treatment using gene editing, previously only tested on mice, has successfully reversed advanced leukaemia in a one-year-old girl... [Read More]
Gene mutations can predict prostate cancer drug resistance
9 November 2015 - by Kirsty Oswald
Researchers have identified the genetic mutations that drive resistance to the hormone therapy abiraterone in patients with advanced prostate cancer... [Read More]
Spermatid injection technique allows 'sterile' men to become fathers
9 November 2015 - by Isobel Steer
Men previously considered sterile have successfully fathered children thanks to a newly improved technique called round spermatid injection (ROSI)... [Read More]
Stem-cell scientist loses doctorate over STAP controversy
9 November 2015 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
In the aftermath of the STAP stem-cell controversy, Waseda University has revoked the doctorate degree of the stem-cell scientist Haruko Obokata... [Read More]
Liquid biopsy could track cancer progress in real time
9 November 2015 - by Ayala Ochert
Scientists say it may be possible to track the progress of cancer – and cancer treatment – in real time from fragments of tumour DNA that are shed into the bloodstream... [Read More]
Call to end US federal funding ban on chimera research
9 November 2015 - by Dr Jane Currie
A group of researchers have called for an overturn of a recent decision by the National Institutes of Health to suspend funding for research on human–animal chimeras... [Read More]
Human stem cells 'printed' in 3D
9 November 2015 - by Jessica Richardson
Scientists have reported on a method that allows successful 3D bioprinting of adult stem cells... [Read More]

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