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CONTENTS Issue #862
Turning back the ticking clock: Could we? Should we?
Infertility Network UK has a new name...
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Turning back the ticking clock: Could we? Should we?
1 August 2016 - by Dr Roger Sturmey
Reports that scientists in Greece have rejuvenated ovaries in perimenopausal women is potentially very exciting. However, there remain significant questions about this research... [Read More]
Infertility Network UK has a new name...
1 August 2016 - by Susan Seenan
The charity Infertility Network UK, which supports people in the UK who are experiencing fertility problems, is rebranding and will now be known as Fertility Network UK... [Read More]
Ice-bucket challenge funds ALS gene discoveries
1 August 2016 - by Jenny Sharpe
Donations from the ALS 'ice-bucket challenge' have funded research that has led to the discovery of new genes linked to the disease... [Read More]
One in three couples conceive naturally after IVF failure
1 August 2016 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars
Around one in three women conceive naturally in the six years after discontinuing fertility treatment, an internet survey of over 400 women has found... [Read More]
Stem cell treatment regenerates damaged heart tissue
1 August 2016 - by Annabel Slater
A new stem cell treatment has reversed scarring in heart failure patients by 40 percent, and also improved recovery and survival, a small-scale trial has demonstrated... [Read More]
Australian IVF experts propose allowing gender selection
1 August 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck
Australian IVF clinics are calling for parents to be permitted to choose the sex of their third child if they already have two children of the same gender... [Read More]
Most Americans worried about genome editing, survey finds
1 August 2016 - by Anneesa Amjad
A survey has found that a majority of adults in the USA are worried about the potential use of genome-editing technologies to give children a reduced risk of disease... [Read More]
New 'obesity gene' found in half of Samoan population
1 August 2016 - by Rachel Reeves
A newly discovered genetic variant in the Samoan population increases obesity risk by 35 percent – the largest effect of any obesity gene... [Read More]
Event Review: Changing Fertility: Social, Demographic and Ethical Consequences of Assisted Conception Technologies
1 August 2016 - by Dr Nitzan Peri-Rotem
An international forum on 'Changing Fertility - Social, Demographic and Ethical Consequences of Assisted Conception Technologies' held in Cambridge explored changing fertility trends amid the rapidly growing industry of assisted reproductive technologies... [Read More]

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