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CONTENTS Issue #908 (10 July 2017)
COMMENT
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Book Review: Avery
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What next for genomics? Providing answers, changing lives, transforming the NHS
10 July 2017 - by Dr Rachel Brown
A packed public event, produced by the Progress Educational Trust in partnership with Genomics England, saw the Chief Medical Officer for England launch her report 'Generation Genome'... [Read More]
ABC v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust: an arguable duty to disclose familial genetic risks
10 July 2017 - by Victoria Chico
In ABC v St Georges NHS Trust, the daughter of a man with Huntington's disease sued the UK hospital caring for her father, claiming that they had a duty of care to share the father's diagnosis with her, even against his wishes... [Read More]
Surviving cancer means lower pregnancy rates in women
10 July 2017 - by Mikey Lebrett
Female cancer survivors are 38 per cent less likely to become pregnant compared with women in the general population, according to a study presented at the annual European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology conference in Geneva... [Read More]
Experts call for global action on unproven stem cell therapies
10 July 2017 - by Lea Goetz
International experts are calling for global action on unproven and potentially dangerous stem cell therapies and their misleading marketing to the public... [Read More]
How new 'molecular scissors' may give crisper CRISPR
10 July 2017 - by Rikita Patel
Researchers have revealed the structure and action of a new type of 'molecular scissors' known as Cpf1, which may improve CRISPR genome editing. [Read More]
Gene in brain's 'reward circuit' linked to depression
10 July 2017 - by Cara Foley
A gene that could play a key role in depression has been identified... [Read More]
French court allows gay spouse to adopt surrogate-born child
10 July 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
A same-sex French couple have won a partial victory in their fight to be recognised as the legal parents of their child, who was born via surrogate in the US... [Read More]
Generation Genome - sequencing is future for NHS, says report
10 July 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
The Chief Medical Officer of England's annual report has recommended that personalised medicine approaches be adopted widely within the NHS. [Read More]
First personalised vaccines shows promise for skin cancer
10 July 2017 - by Meetal Solanki
A revolutionary vaccine uses the patient’s own immune response to target tumour cells and could be the first step in bespoke, precision medicine.  [Read More]
Book Review: Avery
10 July 2017 - by James Brooks
The chances were always slim that great art would be born of a multi-partner stakeholder engagement impact initiative, and children's picture book Avery does not beat those odds... [Read More]

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