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Egg donors: Payment ban can create a black and a grey market

We are facing a brave new world with the advent of scientific breakthroughs such as the "three-parent" technique where a baby is born using DNA from three people. This is just one of many examples of new reproductive technologies to come, which will likely result in an insatiable demand for donated eggs. If not managed carefully, this can potentially lead to exploitation and abuse of both patients...


Pharma R&D industry in state of flux

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis' decision to move a key research facility out of Singapore is the latest in a spate of similar closures, raising questions about the outlook for the sector here. The moves come as big pharma companies - many of which have not delivered on new drugs in recent years - are restructuring their research-and-development operations globally, industry watchers say. Thi...


Vitamin choline offers hope in search for Rett syndrome cure

Choline - a vitamin found in food such as broccoli, soya beans, seafood and chicken - could be the answer to curing Rett syndrome. This neurological disorder is the second most common cause of intellectual disability in girls, ranking only behind Down syndrome. In a new study, when choline was applied to a dish containing nerve cells, or neurons, with Rett syndrome, it helped override physical a...


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