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CONTENTS Issue #938
We need progress in French ART law
Board Game Review: The Genomics Game
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We need progress in French ART law
19 February 2018 - by Catherine Rongieres
The first law on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) was passed in France in 1994 as part of the so-called 'bioethics legislation', which followed other European countries' legislation, such as the UK's 1990 Human Fertilisation and Embryology act. France's law which placed much tighter constraints on individuals access to ARTs than the UK... [Read More]
Short-acting asthma inhalers affect women's fertility
19 February 2018 - by Dr Lanay Griessner
Women using short-acting asthma inhalers took longer to become pregnant than women using long-acting inhaled asthma medications and those without asthma, researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia, have found... [Read More]
Stem cell vaccine works against multiple cancers in mice
19 February 2018 - by Dr Charlott Repschlager
Researchers successfully used inactivated induced pluripotent stem cells to elicit an immune response against different cancers in mice... [Read More]
DNA nanorobots help shrink tumours in mice
19 February 2018 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Nanorobots made of DNA, that can target and kill tumours in mouse cancer models, have been developed by scientists... [Read More]
CRISPR pioneer's lab develops system to target infections and cancer
19 February 2018 - by Rikita Patel
Researchers have found a new use for CRISPR, adapting the system to detect viral infections with high accuracy, a new study finds... [Read More]
Huntington's protein is 'super assassin' for cancer cells
19 February 2018 - by Dr Hannah Somers
Researchers have discovered that the protein responsible for the development of Huntington's disease is highly toxic to cancer cells... [Read More]
Woman uses dead son's sperm for IVF grandchildren
19 February 2018 - by Georgia Everett
A woman in India has used the frozen sperm of her dead son in order to have grandchildren via a surrogate... [Read More]
Fathers may pass ovarian cancer risk to daughters
19 February 2018 - by Dr Rosie Morley
Scientists have identified a new gene for ovarian cancer risk that may be passed down from fathers to their daughters... [Read More]
Board Game Review: The Genomics Game
19 February 2018 - by Jean Bvumbe
It's not often you get to play board games at work. Recently at Guy's Hospital in London, the research nurse team were delighted to try out The Genomics Game, released by the NHS's Genomics Education Programme... [Read More]

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