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CONTENTS Issue #924 (30 October 2017)
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Life after death - a woman's victory in having her deceased husband's children
30 October 2017 - by Professor Eric Blyth
A public event held on 24 October 2017 at the University of Sheffield by the Progress Educational Trust... [Read More]
RNA editing tools could create new disease therapies
30 October 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart
A new molecular tool to change individual letters in an RNA sequence may open up new possibilities for gene therapy... [Read More]
New advance in DNA base editing tools
30 October 2017 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Scientists have developed the genome editing technique known as 'base editing' to turn adenine-thymine base pairs back to guanine-cytosine... [Read More]
Seventy-two new gene targets for breast cancer found
30 October 2017 - by Annabel Slater
Two studies have discovered 72 new genetic variants associated with the risk of developing breast cancer... [Read More]
Broad Institute responds to Berkeley CRISPR patent appeal
30 October 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
The Broad Institute has filed arguments ahead of the upcoming CRISPR patent appeal hearing... [Read More]
NHS will fund gene therapy for bubble boy syndrome
30 October 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
NICE has approved a gene therapy for children with a rare disorder that leaves them with no functioning immune system... [Read More]
US fertility doctor accused of using own sperm changes plea
30 October 2017 - by Sarah Pritchard
A retired US fertility doctor accused of using his own sperm to inseminate patients at his clinic will plead guilty to misleading investigators... [Read More]
Audit shows IVF postcode lottery in England has worsened
30 October 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Access to IVF in England has worsened considerably over the last five years, according to data obtained by Fertility Fairness... [Read More]
Event Review: Manchester Science Festival - Reproduction 2.0
30 October 2017 - by Laura O'Donovan
Almost forty years have passed since the 1978 birth of Louise Brown – the first IVF baby – launched a revolution in reproductive medicine resulting in over 250,000 births in the UK alone... [Read More]

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