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CONTENTS Issue #883
COMMENT
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Video Review: Do kids think of sperm donors as family?
Book Review: Avalanche – A Love Story
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Should the 14-day limit on human embryo research be extended?
9 January 2017 - by Baroness Mary Warnock
As the Progress Educational Trust's Patron, Baroness Mary Warnock, is made a Companion of Honour in the New Year Honours List 2017, she offers her thoughts on whether the 14-day limit on human embryo research (which she originally proposed in 1984) should be extended... [Read More]
The 14-day rule: calling time on embryo research
9 January 2017 - by Dr Valerie Shaikly
The second session of the Progress Educational Trust's annual conference 'Rethinking the Ethics of Embryo Research: Genome Editing, 14 Days and Beyond', looked at new embryo images that have potential to challenge the 14-day rule and discussed the potential benefits of extending the rule beyond the existing time limit... [Read More]
Gene complex implicated in severe premenstrual syndrome
9 January 2017 - by Sarah Gregory
Researchers in the USA have shown that a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) may be caused by irregular gene expression, which leads to atypical responses to sex hormones... [Read More]
Implanting two embryos could reduce IVF success
9 January 2017 - by Ayala Ochert
Implanting two embryos can reduce IVF success by a quarter if one of the embryos is of poorer quality, new research suggests... [Read More]
Synthetic stem cells repair damaged hearts
9 January 2017 - by Paul Waldron
Researchers in the US and China have developed a 'synthetic stem cell' that can repair tissue damaged by a heart attack... [Read More]
Anti-CRISPR - an off-switch for genome editing
9 January 2017 - by Dr Özge Özkaya
Scientists have discovered a new set of proteins that can block the CRISPR/Cas9 system... [Read More]
Sperm mix-up involving 26 women at Dutch IVF clinic
9 January 2017 - by Georgia Everett
A Dutch IVF clinic is currently under investigation after it came to light that dozens of its patients might have been fertilised by the wrong sperm – half of whom are pregnant or have already given birth... [Read More]
IVF culture medium can double the chance of success
9 January 2017 - by Annabel Slater
The type of culture media used in IVF can more than double the chance of producing healthy embryos and significantly affect chances of successful conception... [Read More]
Baroness Warnock receives top award in the New Year's Honours List
9 January 2017 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
Patron of the Progress Educational Trust, Baroness Mary Warnock, has been awarded the highest honour in the New Year's Honours list 2017, having been made a Companion of Honour for her 'services to charity and children with special educational needs'... [Read More]
Video Review: Do kids think of sperm donors as family?
9 January 2017 - by Lucas Taylor
The question of who constitutes family is a modern philosophical quandary. Given the debate in this area, Veerle Provoost's TED talk is quite topical... [Read More]
Book Review: Avalanche – A Love Story
9 January 2017 - by Rebecca Carr
Avalanche is a courageous and intimate account of Australian novelist Julia Leigh's attempts to have a child through IVF... [Read More]

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