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CONTENTS Issue #933
Book Review: Making Friends with your Fertility
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Dry January
15 January 2018 - by Sarah Norcross
A belated Happy New Year to all our BioNews readers. Unfortunately 2018 has not got off to a good start for the Progress Educational Trust... [Read More]
What next for genome editing? Politics and the public
15 January 2018 - by Eleanor Taylor
The ever-expanding limits of human reproduction are creating complex ethical and political challenges. One topic that has generated much contention is the possibility of editing the genome of human embryos... [Read More]
The wild east and the worried west: pioneers or outlaws?
15 January 2018 - by Dr Danielle Griffiths
'The Wild East and the Worried West: Pioneers or Outlaws?’ was the third session of the Progress Educational Trust's (PET) Annual Conference 'Crossing Frontiers: Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction'... [Read More]
Fresh embryos just as good as frozen for women without PCOS
15 January 2018 - by Georgia Everett
Using fresh embryos in IVF gives the same chance of a live birth as using frozen embryos for ovulatory women, according to two new studies... [Read More]
Human immune response may stymie CRISPR genome editing therapies
15 January 2018 - by Rikita Patel
The human adaptive immune response against the Cas9 protein - part of the CRISPR genome editing system – may pose a barrier to new therapies, suggests a new study... [Read More]
Gut bacteria alter gene expression and potentially cut cancer risk
15 January 2018 - by Purvi Shah
New research has shown a connection between the potential role of gut bacteria having an active role in gene expression and in turn reducing the risk of cancer... [Read More]
Colorado supreme court to rule on fate of frozen embryos after divorce
15 January 2018 - by Theofanis Michailidis
A divorced couple's legal battle over their frozen embryos has reached the Colorado Supreme Court... [Read More]
BRCA gene does not affect survival in those treated for breast cancer
15 January 2018 - by Dr Hannah Somers
A new study has found that BRCA gene mutations do not affect the survival rates of breast cancer patients under 40... [Read More]
Long-term use of ibuprofen may harm male fertility
15 January 2018 - by Nina Chohan
Men who regularly take the maximum recommended dose of ibuprofen may be at an increased risk of fertility issues... [Read More]
Book Review: Making Friends with your Fertility
15 January 2018 - by Susan Tranfield-Thomas
The entire landscape of human fertility, from puberty to menopause, is the uncharted territory we tread from adolescence to middle age and sometimes beyond. It is a heady mixture of hormones, reproductive functions and barely acknowledged social and emotional narratives played out against our own and familial expectations... [Read More]

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