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Joined August 2009
Good news! If you have not yet purchased your ticket for #PETconf21 then there is still time. This is a live online event - don't miss out. Everyone is welcome. Go to progress.org.uk/conference20… #bioethics #familylaw #fertility #IVF
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Cancer cells grow by sucking mitochondria out of immune cells dlvr.it/SDQFfp
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Testicular tissue rejuvenation trial hoped for in Scotland dlvr.it/SDQFfT
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Fetuses could become infected with SARS-CoV-2 via fetal intestine dlvr.it/SDQFf5
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Compensation paid after IVF clinic used wrong embryo for 'saviour' sibling dlvr.it/SDQFdg
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PGT-A did not improve live birth rate in clinic trial dlvr.it/SDQFcw
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Podcast Review: The Challenges Facing ME/CFS Patients and the Future of Personalised Treatments dlvr.it/SDQFbZ
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Book Review: You Got Anything Stronger? dlvr.it/SDQFWw
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V excited for this event happening this Thursday! It’ll be a fab event if you’re interested in #surrogacy, #engagement, #digitalgames & much more!
What are the experiences of surrogates? Join us next week for a talk about #TheSurrogacyAct, a developing #InteractiveGame exploring the legal & ethical dilemmas of #surrogacy. 2 Dec, 6.30pm featuring @rhianna_ilube @surrogacyreform & @mnsomji. Book now buff.ly/3ra6ctq
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Chair of @HFEA Julia Chain speakers to the Sunday Times ahead of #PETannconf21 with a strong hint about what she would like changed. Get the full story on Wednesday book now pet.secure.force.com/PETEven… #bioethics
Exclusive: The ⁦@HFEA ⁩is seeking to rewrite the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act in the biggest shakeup of fertility laws in 30 years. Aiming to remove the 14-day limit for embryo research & make it easier for same-sex couples to access IVF thetimes.co.uk/article/9d64d…
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Switzerland's marriage equality law will allow some LGBTQ+ couples to access fertility treatment in the country for the first time - but won't help those needing surrogacy or egg donation. bionews.org.uk/page_160616
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#Breaking news @HFEA chair tells @Ben_Spencer of biggest shake up of fertility laws in 30 years. Julia Chain to announce plans #PETconf21 Wed 1 Dec. Still time to register progress.org.uk/conference20… Read more thetimes.co.uk
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Researchers have identified eight #genes associated with an increased risk of #endometrialcancer - an increasingly common type of #cancer. bionews.org.uk/page_160606
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Unproven #stemcell treatment industry in the USA: @pckfoong highlights the concerning boom in clinics offering stem cell therapies not approved by the FDA bionews.org.uk/page_160707
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#CRISPR/Cas9 #genomeediting may allow cells with #cancer-associated #mutations to outcompete their normal neighbours bionews.org.uk/page_160642
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Many #IVF embryos discarded due to chromosomal abnormalities could lead to viable pregnancies and healthy babies, writes @tsveti_stoilova, after study finds no difference in viability between #mosaic and non-mosaic embryos bionews.org.uk/page_160624
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Podcast review: Alzheimer's researcher Paige Mumford listened to #DNAToday's Dementia episode featuring biochemist Dr Dayan Goodenowe. She learned something new but recommends a pinch of salt in places! bionews.org.uk/page_160395
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We are very excited for next week's #PETconf21 'Reproducing Regulation: Who Regulates Fertility and How?' exploring the law and regulation that govern reproductive medicine and research, both nationally and internationally. Buy your tickets here now. progress.org.uk/conference20…
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#Gene variants that increase risk of polycystic ovary syndrome identified in #GWAS study of Finnish and Estonian women #PCOS bionews.org.uk/page_160664
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