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CONTENTS Issue #861
The making of an Olympic athlete
Podcast Review: The ethics of growing human embryos in the lab
Radio Review: Dear Baby Mine
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The making of an Olympic athlete
25 July 2016 - by Craig Pickering
Is elite performance in sport linked to genes, training, or luck?... [Read More]
Menopause reversed using blood treatment
25 July 2016 - by Dr Katie Howe
Researchers in Greece have used a blood treatment to rejuvenate the ovaries of post-menopausal women, enabling them to restart their periods and produce fertile eggs... [Read More]
Switching off rogue gene could prevent asthma
25 July 2016 - by Dr Nicola Davis
A gene involved in the muscles of the respiratory system may be the trigger for asthma, according to a study... [Read More]
Chinese scientists to begin first human CRISPR trial
25 July 2016 - by Rachel Siden
Chinese scientists plan to start the first-ever clinical trial of CRISPR genome-editing technology in humans – on patients with lung cancer – this August... [Read More]
IVF not linked to breast cancer, large study shows
25 July 2016 - by Dr Marianne Kennedy
IVF treatment does not increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer later in life, a study has found... [Read More]
British biotech firm buys up Sardinian DNA biobank to research ageing
25 July 2016 - by Anneesa Amjad
A British biotech company has purchased a biobank containing the genetic information of almost 13,000 genealogically linked residents from the region of Ogliastre in Sardinia... [Read More]
Animal trials of chlamydia vaccine show promise
25 July 2016 - by Rikita Patel
A nasal spray vaccine given to mice protects against chlamydia, a common sexually transmitted disease that can cause infertility... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The ethics of growing human embryos in the lab
25 July 2016 - by Wendy Suffield
Should the current 14-day limit for growing human embryos in the lab be extended in light of recent breakthroughs? This was the question posed in the Guardian's Science Weekly podcast following news that embryos have been successfully developed for 13 days... [Read More]
Radio Review: Dear Baby Mine
25 July 2016 - by Rachel Reeves
Dear Baby Mine is a Radio 4 drama based on the true story of Conor, who is diagnosed with azoospermia, and the emotional rollercoaster that ensues... [Read More]

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