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Cambridge Reproduction


Horizons is the University of Cambridge's research magazine. Issue 40 (November 2020) has a spotlight on reproduction, focused on the work of the Cambridge Reproduction SRI and the ways in which our researchers are working together to tackle some of the biggest issues in reproduction.

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Selected articles from this issue of Horizons:

"Reproduction matters to us all"

From exploring ancient ideas of generation to understanding new frontiers in fertility, Cambridge researchers are working across disciplines to study reproduction from multiple perspectives. Professor Kathy Niakan talks about why it’s vital to take a multidisciplined approach to understanding the urgent challenges posed by reproduction today.

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Set up for life

We’re used to the idea that as adults we have some control over our destiny: what we eat and drink and how much we exercise can affect our health. But the risks of heart disease and diabetes can be programmed much earlier – even before we are born.

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(When) are you going to have children?

The decision about if and when to have children can be one of the most significant many people will ever make. But – for those who have the choice – what influences come into play, and how have these changed over time?

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Surviving birth

Ugandan researchers are working with Cambridge colleagues in one of the busiest maternity hospitals in the world to help more women survive complications of birth.

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Tales from the edge of modern fertilities

A major research project sees sociologists situated at emerging hot spots of reproductive change, investigating the new ‘haves and have-nots’ in our fertility futures.

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