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CONTENTS Issue #881
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IVF treatment in Bedfordshire – the low-hanging fruit of NHS cuts
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IVF treatment in Bedfordshire – the low-hanging fruit of NHS cuts
12 December 2016 - by Richard Clothier
How the experience of being denied IVF on the NHS turned one man into a campaigner determined to improve the situation for the thousands of other infertile people... [Read More]
Moderate exercise improves sperm quality and quantity
7 December 2016 - by Dr Marianne Kennedy
Moderate exercise improves sperm quality and quantity, according to new research... [Read More]
Actress Sofia Vergara to be sued 'by her own embryos'
12 December 2016 - by Chee Hoe Low
Star of the US TV show 'Modern Family', Sofia Vergara, is facing a lawsuit in the state of Louisiana that lists her own frozen embryos among the plaintiffs... [Read More]
Stem cell test could improve leukaemia treatment
7 December 2016 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
Researchers have developed a stem cell test that could rapidly predict how patients with acute myeloid leukaemia will respond to treatment... [Read More]
Audit shows extent of IVF 'postcode lottery'
12 December 2016 - by Dr Rachel Montgomery
Only 16 percent of Clinical Commissioning Groups in England follow the national guidance on access to NHS fertility treatment, according to an audit by campaign group Fertility Fairness... [Read More]
US Senate passes regenerative medicine act
12 December 2016 - by Rachel Siden
Stem cell therapies could be granted accelerated approval by the US Food and Drug Administration as part of a new bill passed by the Senate last week... [Read More]
Hearings begin in CRISPR US patent dispute
12 December 2016 - by Antony Starza-Allen
Oral arguments from lawyers acting for the Broad Institute and the University of California, Berkeley, in the high-profile CRISPR/Cas9 patent dispute have been heard in Virginia... [Read More]
Gene-targeted therapy successful in treating 'undruggable' colon cancer
12 December 2016 - by Ayala Ochert and Ebtehal Moussa
Researchers have successfully treated a woman with colon cancer using her own immune cells to target a cancer-causing gene that had previously been considered 'undruggable'... [Read More]

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