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CONTENTS Issue #878
Book Review: Where Science and Ethics Meet – Dilemmas at the Frontiers of Medicine and Biology
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Altruistic anonymous uterus donation – altruism at the highest level?
21 November 2016 - by Dr Natasha Hammond-Browning
Sixteen uterus donations have occurred worldwide, and so far only a research team in Sweden has carried out transplants that successfully produced live births. The Swedish trial involved donations from living persons... [Read More]
Boy or Girl? Sex, Law and Certainty: The Intersex Problem
21 November 2016 - by Ed Horowicz
Sex is one of the first identifying genetic characteristics that a new baby presents to parents and to society. But the medical and legal requirement to conform to binary biological genetic sex results in the immediate violation of the physical integrity of the intersex child... [Read More]
Missouri court rules frozen embryos are property, not people
21 November 2016 - by Sarah Pritchard
An appeal court in Missouri has ruled that a divorced couple's frozen embryos should be treated as marital property and not as people, under the state's divorce laws... [Read More]
Watchdog finds Australian IVF clinics are misleading users
21 November 2016 - by Rikita Patel
A number of Australian IVF clinics are potentially misleading patients about their success rates, a consumer watchdog has warned... [Read More]
China begins first CRISPR human therapy trial
21 November 2016 - by Anneesa Amjad
Chinese scientists have injected CRISPR/Cas9 gene-edited cells into a human for the first time... [Read More]
Disgraced stem cell entrepreneur may be offering therapies abroad
21 November 2016 - by Rachel Siden
Italian prosecutors are investigating whether discredited stem-cell entrepreneur Davide Vannoni is continuing to offer his unproven therapies in eastern Europe... [Read More]
Gene variants may give taste for salt
21 November 2016 - by Lucas Taylor
Gene variants may explain why some people eat more salt than recommended... [Read More]
Online calculator predicts IVF success
21 November 2016 - by Antony Starza-Allen
An online calculator that can estimate the cumulative success rate of IVF over multiple cycles has been released... [Read More]
CRISPR partially restores sight in blind rats
21 November 2016 - by Paul Waldron
Scientists in the US have used a genome-editing technique to partially restore vision in blind rats... [Read More]
Book Review: Where Science and Ethics Meet – Dilemmas at the Frontiers of Medicine and Biology
21 November 2016 - by Cassandra Dighton
This introduction to ethics in medicine is no dreary textbook, but is a stimulating conversation starter and a welcome addition to any ethics bookshelf... [Read More]

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