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21/03/2018

The numer of egg donations being used in In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) cycles is on the rise, according to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s (HFEA).  Statistics show that 3924 women underwent IVF using a donor egg in 2016, compared...

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13/02/2018

Human eggs have been grown in a laboratory for the first time at the University of Edinburgh. This new research brings us one step closer to the understanding of egg development in the female body and provides an alternative method of conception to c...

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27/11/2017

When Scott went to space he not only grew 2 inches taller compared to his twin, but his DNA also changed! Space is one of the most extreme environments imaginable due to the low levels of oxygin, exposure to extreme levels of radiation and extreme te...

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15/11/2017

When a couple who had a son through IVF found that their sons blood type matched neither of theres they turned to a DNA paternity test which showed that the man was not the biological father of the child. After further investigation via an ancestry D...

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18/10/2017

What is the secret to healthy ageing? A balanced diet? Staying active? Non smokers? Or a healthy gut? Researchers at the Lawson Health Research Institute of Western University in Ontario, Canada [1] analysed the gut microbes of over 1000 participant...

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20/07/2016

The Mekong river is located in Southeast Asia. With an estimated length of 4,350km, it flows from the Tibetan Plateau through China’s Yunnan province, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, on its way to the South China sea. The Mekong basi...

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IVF egg donations double in the past 10 years (Health and Nutrition)

21/03/2018

The numer of egg donations being used in In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) cycles is on the rise, according to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s (HFEA).  Statistics show that...

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First human eggs grown in laboratory (Interesting Science)

13/02/2018

Human eggs have been grown in a laboratory for the first time at the University of Edinburgh. This new research brings us one step closer to the understanding of egg development in the fema...

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Going to space can cause unprecedented changes in DNA (Interesting Science)

27/11/2017

When Scott went to space he not only grew 2 inches taller compared to his twin, but his DNA also changed! Space is one of the most extreme environments imaginable due to the low levels of o...

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