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CONTENTS Issue #859
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Event Review: The Ethics of Human Artificial Gametes
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Podcast: Can Women Put Motherhood on Ice?
11 July 2016 - by Sandy Starr
Can egg freezing deliver on its promise? Does the possibility of delaying motherhood mean winning the battle for gender equality, or does it mean the opposite?... [Read More]
A victory for consent – but what about the welfare of the child?
11 July 2016 - by Kriss Fearon
A couple whose daughter died of cancer, leaving frozen eggs in storage, has recently won the right to have their request for export reconsidered by the HFEA. There are a number of troubling features of the case which deserve proper scrutiny... [Read More]
Mitochondrial and nuclear DNA mismatch may impact ageing
11 July 2016 - by Dr Julia Hill
The interaction between mitochondrial and nuclear DNA may have implications for health, metabolism and ageing, according to a new study... [Read More]
BRCA mutations linked to prostate and uterine cancers
11 July 2016 - by Antony Starza-Allen
Genetic mutations on several genes including BRCA2 have been associated with prostate cancer; while in a separate study, a BRCA1 mutation has been linked to a particular form of uterine cancer... [Read More]
Genetic risk scores could predict Alzheimer's
11 July 2016 - by Sarah Gregory
Researchers looking at multiple genes have developed risk scores that could identify those most likely to develop Alzheimer's disease in later life... [Read More]
Eggs successfully grown from two-year-old cancer patient
11 July 2016 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
A two-year-old girl has become the youngest person to undergo a new technique that could preserve her fertility after chemotherapy... [Read More]
Sperm donor children with single parents 'well adjusted'
11 July 2016 - by Rachel Siden
Donor-conceived children born to single women are equally well adjusted as those from two-parent donor-conceived families, according to a recent UK study examining the views of single mothers and children aged between four and nine years old... [Read More]
Virus linked to unexplained infertility in women
11 July 2016 - by Dr Lanay Griessner
A little-known virus has been found in the uteruses of around half of women with unexplained infertility, a study has found... [Read More]
ESHRE 2016: Research highlights
11 July 2016 - by Ayala Ochert
A roundup of research stories from the annual meeting European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology that hit the headlines this week... [Read More]
Event Review: The Ethics of Human Artificial Gametes
11 July 2016 - by Dr John B Appleby and Dr César Palacios-González
A symposium titled 'The Ethics of Human Artificial Gametes' was recently held at the International Association of Bioethics 13th World Congress of Bioethics in Edinburgh to discuss the ethics of human artificial gametes... [Read More]

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