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CONTENTS Issue #871 (3 October 2016)
COMMENT
The Mexican mitochondrial fiasco
Down's syndrome: NIPT in the bud?
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Event Review: Who owns your genome?
Book Review: Regulating Reproductive Donation
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The Mexican mitochondrial fiasco
28 September 2016 - by César Palacios González
Dr John Zhang's team have opened a new door in terms of reproductive possibilities, but they may very well be instrumental in closing the assisted reproductive door for many people in Mexico... [Read More]
Down's syndrome: NIPT in the bud?
3 October 2016 - by Victoria Woodham
The introduction of non-invasive prenatal testing in the NHS screening programme for pregnant women may seem like a no-brainer, but it is based on outdated ideas of what life is like for people with Down's syndrome and their families... [Read More]
Widow wins frozen embryo case
3 October 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
A widow has been allowed by the High Court to keep embryos created with her late husband in storage for ten years... [Read More]
Australian fertility clinic loses embryos during power outage
30 September 2016 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars
Twelve families in South Australia have lost embryos after a power outage compromised the incubators that the embryos were being stored in... [Read More]
Nuffield Council publishes preliminary ethical review of genome editing
3 October 2016 - by Rachel Siden
Use of genome editing in human reproduction requires 'urgent ethical scrutiny', according to a report published by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics... [Read More]
World's first mitochondrial donation baby born
3 October 2016 - by Dr Julia Hill
In a world first, the birth of a baby boy who was conceived using mitochondrial donation has been reported... [Read More]
CRISPR used to investigate non-coding regions of the genome
3 October 2016 - by Helen Robertson
Two teams of researchers have used CRISPR genome editing technology to identify 'non-coding' regions of the genome for the first time... [Read More]
US Congress passes bill approving IVF for veterans
3 October 2016 - by Georgia Everett
The United States has introduced legislation allowing the Department of Veteran Affairs to fund fertility treatment, including IVF, for veterans wounded in combat... [Read More]
Birthweight linked to genes involved in adult diseases
3 October 2016 - by Meetal Solanki
Genes involved in determining a baby's birthweight may also predispose them to diseases in later life, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, a global study has found... [Read More]
Event Review: Who owns your genome?
3 October 2016 - by Isobel Steer
Do you know who owns your genome? And who, if anyone, would you choose to give your genetic information to? This debate, organised by the British Science Association and supported by Genomics England, covered the cutting-edge issues in genomic ethics and legality... [Read More]
Book Review: Regulating Reproductive Donation
3 October 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
This collection of essays from leading lawyers, fertility professionals, social scientists, ethicists, and others documents the experiences of families engaging in assisted conception, adding to the growing body of empirical studies in this area... [Read More]

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