Monthly Archives: April 2011

Genetic link to premature births reported

The BBC health news reports today that a gene linked to premature births has been discovered by scientists in the US and Finland. The researchers hope their study, published in Public Library of Science Genetics, could eventually lead to a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Pre-pregnancy DNA tests for genetic conditions approved

The BBC website reports today that genetic tests for conditions that can be passed on to future generations should be more widely available before pregnancy, says the government’s advisory body on genetics. There are “no specific social, ethical or legal … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment