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CONTENTS Issue #939
COMMENT
Personal genetic testing and the implications for the donor conception community
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Book Review: Surrogacy - Our Family's Journey
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Personal genetic testing and the implications for the donor conception community
26 February 2018 - by Debbie Kennett
2017 was the year that personal genetic testing took off in a big way... [Read More]
'Baby-factory' father wins custody of 13 children born via surrogacy
26 February 2018 - by Antony Starza-Allen
A court in Thailand has awarded a Japanese man paternity rights over 13 children born through surrogacy, meaning that can now apply for custody of them... [Read More]
'Mini-tumours' could help tailor individual cancer therapy
26 February 2018 - by Sarah Pritchard
Researchers have tested cancer drugs on lab-grown 'mini-tumours' and say the results mean that the most appropriate treatment for a patient with cancer could be given faster in future... [Read More]
New twist in the tail of human sperm discovered
26 February 2018 - by Dr Katie Howe
A corkscrew-like structure in the tip of sperm tails has been identified by researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The structure could help sperm to swim in the right direction or enable them to swim rapidly... [Read More]
Hopes of sickle cell cure with genome editing
26 February 2018 - by Anna Mallach
Genome editing has been used to correct the mutation causing sickle cell disease in stem cells from the blood of patients... [Read More]
Stress in mice alters sperm and affects offspring brain development
26 February 2018 - by Helen Robertson
A father's stress levels can affect the brain development of his offspring, new research has found... [Read More]
Sheep embryos with human cells grown for first time
26 February 2018 - by Kathryn Ashe
Scientists have successfully grown sheep embryos containing human cells, taking a step towards a method for growing human organs in animals for transplantation... [Read More]
Wales joins 100,000 Genomes Project to tackle rare diseases
26 February 2018 - by Martha Henriques
The 100,000 Genomes Project has been extended to Wales, with an initial 420 rare disease patients and patients' relatives set to have their whole genomes sequenced... [Read More]
Book Review: Surrogacy - Our Family's Journey
26 February 2018 - by Cara Nuttall
Surrogacy: Our Family's Journey is a personal account of author James Phillip's emotional journey from contemplating fatherhood, deciding to embark on a foreign surrogacy arrangement through to conception, pregnancy and eventually, birth and parenthood... [Read More]

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