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Twins but legal strangers: paradoxical but could we have expected more?
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Twins but legal strangers: paradoxical but could we have expected more?
13 February 2017 - by Dr Alice Margaria
It is not the first time that a court has been called to rule on the recognition of family ties established between a male couple and their twins born from surrogacy abroad. But the recent ruling of the Court of Appeal of Milan has attracted particular interest because of its absurd consequences... [Read More]
Shift work and manual labour lower women's fertility
13 February 2017 - by Dr Helen Robertson
Women who have physically demanding jobs or non-daytime working hours may experience decreased fertility, according to a study... [Read More]
Wirral reduces access to IVF
13 February 2017 - by Rikita Patel
The Wirral CCG has announced that it is cutting the provision of NHS-funded IVF cycles from three to two, in an attempt to reduce its financial deficit... [Read More]
Genetic study identifies new type of muscular dystrophy
13 February 2017 - by Caroline Casey
Scientists have identified a unique form of congenital muscular dystrophy, characterised by short stature, intellectual disabilities and cataracts... [Read More]
Deaf mice able to hear 'whispers' after gene therapy
13 February 2017 - by Jamie Rickman
An improved gene-therapy technique using a synthetic virus has restored the hearing of deaf mice up to the level of a whisper... [Read More]
Genetic test predicts success of bone-marrow transplant
13 February 2017 - by Emma Laycock
A new blood test can predict how well patients with myelodysplastic syndrome will respond to bone-marrow transplants... [Read More]
Daylight savings time may increase risk of miscarriage after IVF
13 February 2017 - by Ayala Ochert
Miscarriage rates following IVF appear to increase when the clocks go forward in the spring, according to a study... [Read More]
BRCA testing not offered to enough high-risk patients
13 February 2017 - by Hannah Somers
A study has indicated that US doctors may not be recommending genetic testing to a sufficient number of high-risk breast cancer patients... [Read More]

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