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CONTENTS Issue #845
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Radio Review: The Life Scientific - Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
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Genetic repeat
4 April 2016 - by Sarah Norcross
This week's edition of BioNews sees the return of a familiar name... [Read More]
Protecting our next generation from an uncertain fertility future: why education is key
4 April 2016 - by Dr Geeta Nargund
Complete reproductive education, including regarding fertility issues, is the right of all our young people... [Read More]
Genetic test for child cancer patients
4 April 2016 - by Dr James Heather
Hospitals around the UK are going to start examining the DNA of tumour cells from paediatric cancer patients in a pilot study starting later this year... [Read More]
Girl childhood cancer survivors less likely than boys to become infertile
4 April 2016 - by Isobel Steer
A large study has confirmed that modern chemotherapy regimes for childhood cancers can adversely affect both male and female fertility... [Read More]
HIV edited out of T cells using CRISPR
4 April 2016 - by Dr Lanay Griessner
Scientists have used the CRISPR genome-editing technique to remove HIV from the DNA of infected T cells and prevent reinfection... [Read More]
Mouse study raises debate over embryo viability testing
4 April 2016 - by Helen Robertson
The presence of genetic abnormalities in cells taken from the placenta at the early stages of pregnancy does not necessarily mean that a baby will be born with a genetic disorder, a study in mice suggests.... [Read More]
Smoking during pregnancy alters fetal DNA
4 April 2016 - by Dr Rachel Montgomery
A large international study has revealed that smoking during pregnancy may chemically alter the DNA of the developing fetus... [Read More]
Vegetarian populations carry metabolic mutation
4 April 2016 - by Anastassia Bolotkova
Researchers have found a genetic variant in populations that have favoured vegetarian diets over many generations... [Read More]
West's fertility fall-off down to obsession with social status, says study
4 April 2016 - by Ryan Ross
Declining fertility rates in the West are partially a consequence of heightened competition for social status, according to an anthropological study... [Read More]
World's simplest synthetic cell reveals gaps in genetic knowledge
4 April 2016 - by James Brooks
Scientists have designed and created a functional, self-replicating cell containing only 473 genes – the smallest genome of any organism to be grown in a lab... [Read More]
Birth rate up, multiple-birth rate down – egg freezing more common, says HFEA
4 April 2016 - by Antony Starza-Allen
Pregnancy and live birth rates following IVF have continued to increase as the multiple-birth rate declines, according to the latest figures released by the HFEA... [Read More]
Radio Review: The Life Scientific - Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
4 April 2016 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
Professor Jim Al-Khalili interviews Professor Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel Prize winner and President of the Royal Society about his life and work in science... [Read More]

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