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CONTENTS Issue #872
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TV Review: A world without Down's syndrome?
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The Mexican mitochondrial case and moral supremacy
10 October 2016 - by Giulia Cavaliere
The announcement of the first baby born using mitochondrial spindle transfer, one of the two techniques that allow the replacement of faulty mitochondrial DNA, caught the UK scientific and bioethics community by surprise... [Read More]
Semen quality of ICSI-born males – not as bad as we thought
10 October 2016 - by Professor Allan Pacey
The finding that men who were conceived as a result of ICSI have lower sperm counts is not surprising, but the good news is that they are not as low as might have been expected... [Read More]
First uterus transplants from living donors carried out in the US
10 October 2016 - by Sarah Pritchard
Four women in the USA have become the first in the country to receive uteruses transplanted from living donors... [Read More]
Epigenetics could predict life expectancy
10 October 2016 - by Dr Ashley Cartwright
A person's 'epigenetic age' can predict how long they will live, according to a study of over 13,000 individuals... [Read More]
Cancer risk not linked to stem-cell division rates in organs
10 October 2016 - by Annabel Slater
Cancer risk is not linked to different rates of adult stem-cell division in organs, a study suggests... [Read More]
Gene for high-fat food preference found
10 October 2016 - by Dr Marianne Kennedy
Scientists at Cambridge University have shown a genetic variant increases a person's preference for high fat food... [Read More]
Boys born through ICSI have lower sperm counts
10 October 2016 - by Rikita Patel
The first generation of men born through intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) have lower sperm counts, according to a small study... [Read More]
Women's ovaries can grow new eggs, study claims
10 October 2016 - by Ayala Ochert
Scientists say they have evidence that new eggs can grow in adult ovaries, something that had previously been considered impossible... [Read More]
Adverse incidents at UK fertility clinics increase slightly
10 October 2016 - by Antony Starza-Allen
The latest data from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has shown that the number of adverse incidents in UK fertility clinics has increased slightly... [Read More]
TV Review: A world without Down's syndrome?
10 October 2016 - by Evelyn Jager
In this documentary, Sally Phillips argues that individuals are more than just their biological characteristics and their potential health problems. But, if we view people in these terms, it's all too easy to ignore what fantastic qualities they might end up having too... [Read More]

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