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CONTENTS Issue #817
An epigenetic legacy of the Holocaust?
Trust women to decide the right time to have a family
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An epigenetic legacy of the Holocaust?
1 September 2015 - by Professor Marcus Pembrey
Human studies of transgenerational responses are fraught with difficulties, but definitely worth pursuing... [Read More]
Trust women to decide the right time to have a family
1 September 2015 - by Ann Furedi
I was recently struck by the extent of media interest in the rising age at which women have babies - and the obnoxious arrogance of some of the related commentaries. Everyone, it seems, has a view on the right time for a woman to have a family... [Read More]
IVF availability linked to motherhood delay
1 September 2015 - by Arit Udoh
Access to IVF may serve as 'fertility insurance' for women, making them more inclined to delay motherhood and focus on their career, a study has suggested... [Read More]
Young breast cancer patients forgo tamoxifen over fertility concerns
1 September 2015 - by Kirsty Oswald
Researchers in the USA have found that fertility concerns may be contributing to low tamoxifen use and discontinuation of the drug among reproductive-age breast cancer patients... [Read More]
Nepalese court suspends commercial surrogacy
1 September 2015 - by Ana Ilic
An injunction has been issued in Nepal to stop women from carrying surrogate pregnancies on behalf of foreigners... [Read More]
Blood test predicts breast cancer relapse
1 September 2015 - by Hannah Somers
Scientists have developed a blood test that can predict several months in advance which breast cancer patients will relapse. [Read More]
Genetic findings confirm vitamin D–MS link
1 September 2015 - by Lubna Ahmed
A recent study by researchers in Canada has found that people who are genetically susceptible to low vitamin-D levels are at a higher risk of multiple sclerosis... [Read More]
Epigenetics: Holocaust trauma passed down the generations?
1 September 2015 - by Antony Starza-Allen
Genetic expression adjustments linked to stress and trauma may be inherited by children, a study has claimed. The findings may support the view that the effects of life experiences on gene expression could be passed on to the next generation... [Read More]
Book Review: Donor Conception for Life - Psychoanalytic Reflections on New Ways of Conceiving the Family
1 September 2015 - by Dr Berenice Golding
Drawing upon professional and personal perspectives, this book renders visible some of the hidden issues that prevail when donor conception is used to build a family... [Read More]

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