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CONTENTS Issue #865 (22 August 2016)
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Fertility education in schools – a teenager's perspective
22 August 2016 - by Phoebe Thornhill
As a current sixth-form student, I am well-acquainted with the format of sex education in secondary schools. The single take-home message is: 'Don’t have unprotected sex because you’ll get pregnant, get an STI, or both.' I think that this needs to change... [Read More]
IVF more successful for 'white' women
22 August 2016 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
White British women are more likely to have a successful pregnancy through IVF or ICSI than women from other ethnicities in the UK, according to a recent study... [Read More]
MIT student claims CRISPR patent not earned
22 August 2016 - by Chee Hoe Low
A former MIT visiting student who worked in the Zhang lab for nine months in 2011 has claimed that patents over the CRISPR genome-editing technology were 'mis-patented'... [Read More]
Judge criticises HFEA consent forms
22 August 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
A High Court judge has questioned aspects of the consent process for fertility treatment in a ruling in which he made a declaration of parentage in respect of a child born following IVF... [Read More]
Exome project reveals 3230 disease genes
22 August 2016 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
More than 3230 genes with the propensity to cause disease have been identified in an analysis of the largest exome dataset yet... [Read More]
Zika can remain in semen for six months
22 August 2016 - by Arit Udoh
The Zika virus has been detected in the semen of a man six months after the onset of infection... [Read More]
Mitochondrial donation case study finally published after 13 years
22 August 2016 - by Dr Özge Özkaya
Chinese researchers say an IVF technique called pronuclear transfer can safely produce a viable pregnancy... [Read More]
Two genes linked to breast cancer survival
22 August 2016 - by Ebtehal Moussa
Researchers in the UK have discovered two key genes capable of predicting 10-year disease-specific survival outcomes in breast cancer patients... [Read More]
Event Review: Ethical questions in mitochondrial donation
22 August 2016 - by Dr Reuven Brandt
This transnational symposium on mitochondrial donation covered issues ranging from methodological concerns about the development of policy governing mitochondrial donation, to particular ethical puzzles raised by the implementation of the procedures themselves... [Read More]

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