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CONTENTS Issue #860 (18 July 2016)
COMMENT
Matching mitochondrial and nuclear DNA: Much ado about nothing?
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Event Review: Genetic Screening and Respect for Persons
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Matching mitochondrial and nuclear DNA: Much ado about nothing?
18 July 2016 - by Dr Dusko Ilic
A match of mitochondrial and nuclear genomes apparently affects healthy ageing in mice. But key questions need to be answered before stirring up implications for human mitochondrial replacement therapies... [Read More]
'Silent' red hair gene increases skin cancer risk
18 July 2016 - by Ayala Ochert
Having a single copy of the 'ginger gene' may increase the risk of skin cancer, even among people who don't have red hair, according to a study... [Read More]
First baby born from frozen ovarian tissue in UK
18 July 2016 - by Rebecca Carr
A cancer patient in Edinburgh has become the first woman in the UK to have a child following a transplant of her frozen ovarian tissue... [Read More]
Quick and cheap DNA tests for ovarian cancer patients 'would save lives'
18 July 2016 - by Hannah Somers
Researchers have developed a new pathway for genetically testing ovarian cancer patients which they say will save both lives and money... [Read More]
CCG plans to cut IVF for new and existing patients
18 July 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
Basildon and Brentwood CCG is proposing to cut its provision of fertility treatment for new and existing patients... [Read More]
New international cancer-modelling initiative announced
18 July 2016 - by Arit Udoh
A group of international scientists have announced plans to work collaboratively on a research project that aims to develop human cancer models that would better mimic the disease... [Read More]
Alzheimer's gene affects brain development in children
18 July 2016 - by Chris Hardy
A gene variant linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease may affect memory and thinking skills in children, a study has found... [Read More]
Event Review: Genetic Screening and Respect for Persons
18 July 2016 - by Amina Yonis
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is improving all the time, and the tests may soon be offered to all pregnant women on the NHS. This event explored how to ensure that prospective mothers are properly counselled to make informed decisions about their pregnancy... [Read More]

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