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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: The Who, the What, the Why and the How

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Bristol hospital IVF unit to close
26 June 2017 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
From November 2017, patients will no longer be able to receive IVF at the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Southmead Hospital... [Read More]
Huntington's disease in mice partly reversed using CRISPR
26 June 2017 - by Meghna Kataria
Eliminating the faulty protein that causes Huntingdon's disease goes some way to reversing disease progression in mice, a study has found... [Read More]
Large study finds first genes linked to Tourette's syndrome
26 June 2017 - by Cara Foley
The first genes linked Tourette's syndrome have been identified in the biggest study of the disorder to date... [Read More]




How Germany's new Sperm Donor Registry Act is internationally progressive
26 June 2017 - by Claudia Brügge and Dr Petra Thorn
The German government has passed a law that will regulate the right of donor-conceived people to access their biological origins... [Read More]
Responsible innovation and IVF add-ons - it's time for the fertility sector to step up
26 June 2017 - by Sally Cheshire
The second in a series of videos filmed at the Progress Educational Trust's recent public debate 'Fertility Treatment Add-Ons: Do They Add Up?'... [Read More]
The fertility sector should lead the debate on IVF add-ons
19 June 2017 - by Professor Adam Balen
The first in a series of videos filmed at the Progress Educational Trust's recent public debate 'Fertility Treatment Add-Ons: Do They Add Up?'... [Read More]




Event review: Fathers, donors and men: Mother-child communication in solo mother families
26 June 2017 - by Dr Kylie Baldwin
New technologies, procedures, and developments in reproductive science such as egg freezing, mitochondrial donation and genome editing have occupied many column inches, as well as much public and academic discussion in recent years. However, the topic of gamete donation remains an area of interest and continued site of controversy... [Read More]
Video Review: What is genome editing and how does it work?
19 June 2017 - by Kess Rowe
Genome editing is currently a hot topic. This is partly because of its promise in potentially treating genetic diseases and improving farmed crops; but also because it raises many ethical debates regarding safety and moral responses to this advancement... [Read More]
Event Review: Exploring the sociology of mitochondrial donation
12 June 2017 - by Dr Cathy Herbrand and Dr Rebecca Dimond
The UK's first symposium to discuss the sociology of mitochondrial disorders and novel reproductive technologies took place on 5 May 2017 in London. The event aimed to develop sociological thought around mitochondrial donation, based on invited contributions from social scientists who have conducted empirical research... [Read More]

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