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TV Review: Inside Out - Looking for a Baby Online    
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29 February 2016 - by Sarah Norcross
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All donor-conceived people in Victoria now have the right to donor information
29 February 2016 - by Professor Sonia Allan and Damian Adams
The state parliament of Victoria in Australia has passed legislation that will enable all donor-conceived people to receive identifying information about their sperm, oocyte, or embryo donor(s). The model adopted is a world first in its application to donor conception... [Read More]
Do mobile phones 'cook' sperm?
29 February 2016 - by Dr Rosie Morley
Certain aspects of mobile phone usage may be linked to abnormal sperm concentration, according to research... [Read More]
Embryo 'squishing' could improve IVF success rates
29 February 2016 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
Researchers in the USA have shown that 'squishing' an egg within hours of fertilisation can indicate how healthy and viable it is... [Read More]
Illumina sues UK startup over genome-sequencing patents
29 February 2016 - by Ryan Ross
The California-based genome-sequencing company Illumina has accused UK rival Oxford Nanopore Technologies of violating its intellectual property rights... [Read More]
Genetically identical twins born with different eye and skin colour
28 February 2016 - by Dr Hannah Somers
Two baby girls from County Durham are thought to be the first genetically identical twins in the UK to be born with different eye and skin colour... [Read More]
Somerset cuts IVF funding to one cycle only
28 February 2016 - by Rikita Patel
Somerset CCG has announced that its provision of NHS-funded IVF will be reduced from two cycles to one... [Read More]
Lab-made sperm used to breed healthy mice
29 February 2016 - by Dr Helen Robertson
Scientists in China have used stem cells to create rudimentary sperm that successfully fertilised mouse eggs to produce healthy offspring... [Read More]
New law in Australian state ends donor anonymity
29 February 2016 - by Ayala Ochert
The Australian state of Victoria has passed a bill allowing all people conceived through egg or sperm donation to apply for identifying information about their biological parents... [Read More]
Mother wanting to use deceased daughter's eggs gets permission to appeal
29 February 2016 - by Antony Starza-Allen
A woman who is in a legal bid to use her deceased daughter's eggs has been given permission to take her case to the Court of Appeal... [Read More]
TV Review: Inside Out - Looking for a Baby Online    
29 February 2016 - by Daniel Malynn
This programme looks at the 'darker side of sperm donation', outside the regulated world of fertility clinics, where some seedy business is taking place... [Read More]

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