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CONTENTS Issue #880
COMMENT
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
TV Review: Panorama – Inside Britain's Fertility Business
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IVF practices challenged: a response
5 December 2016 - by Professor Adam Balen
Professor Adam Balen argues that the recent Panorama investigation into the use of add-ons in fertility clinics is a misrepresentation of these clinics and a misunderstanding of the data... [Read More]
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome – it's time to reverse the trend
5 December 2016 - by Dr Geeta Nargund
There has been a 40 percent rise in hospital admissions with severe OHSS in UK fertility clinics in 2015. This extraordinary statistic reveals that the time has now come for firm action to reverse the trend of severe OHSS, a serious but preventable condition... [Read More]
Proposal to extend 14-day limit on human embryo research
5 December 2016 - by Annabel Slater
An extension to the 14-day human embryo research rule will be proposed at the annual Progress Educational Trust conference on 7 December... [Read More]
Gene that 'limits desire for alcohol'
5 December 2016 - by Rachel Reeves
A newly discovered gene variant seems to reduce an individual's fondness for alcohol, a study has found... [Read More]
Early-onset Parkinson's gene identified
5 December 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck
Researchers have identified a gene linked to early-onset Parkinson's disease... [Read More]
Craigslist sperm donor not legally child's father
2 December 2016 - by Antony Starza-Allen
A US judge has ruled that a man who donated sperm to a same-sex couple, after responding to an online advertisement, is not the child's legal father and will not be liable for child support... [Read More]
3D human embryo development 'atlas' created
5 December 2016 - by Georgia Everett
An interactive map exhibiting the development of the early human embryo in unprecedented detail has been created by a team of Dutch researchers... [Read More]
Benefits of IVF add-ons 'not based on evidence'
5 December 2016 - by Lucas Taylor
There is a lack of quality evidence on the benefits of almost all fertility clinic add-on treatments, a study published in the BMJ has suggested... [Read More]
Expert panel approve cautious use of mitochondrial donation in the UK
5 December 2016 - by Dr Julia Hill
Scientists advising the HFEA have recommended that the technique of mitochondrial replacement therapy be approved for clinical use in the UK... [Read More]
TV Review: Panorama – Inside Britain's Fertility Business
5 December 2016 - by Dr Jane Currie
Panorama's investigation into the use of 'add-ons' in private fertility clinics is a novel mixture of undercover journalism and a high-quality systematic review of the clinical evidence... [Read More]

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