Subscribe to the BioNews newsletter for free

Login
Advanced Search

Search for
BioNews

Like the Progress Educational Trust on Facebook


Postgraduate Certificate in Reproductive Health





1/64
 

Professor Sir Ian Wilmut in conversation with Dr Roger Highfield

16 January 2017 - by Dr Kirsty Horsey
The second session of the Progress Educational Trust's annual conference featured Professor Sir Ian Wilmut in conversation with Roger Highfield, former Telegraph science editor and now Director of External Affairs for the Science Museum Group... [Read More]
 

Should the 14-day limit on human embryo research be extended?

09 January 2017 - by Baroness Mary Warnock
As the Progress Educational Trust's Patron, Baroness Mary Warnock, is made a Companion of Honour in the New Year Honours List 2017, she offers her thoughts on whether the 14-day limit on human embryo research (which she originally proposed in 1984) should be extended... [Read More]
 

The 14-day rule: calling time on embryo research

09 January 2017 - by Dr Valerie Shaikly
The second session of the Progress Educational Trust's annual conference 'Rethinking the Ethics of Embryo Research: Genome Editing, 14 Days and Beyond', looked at new embryo images that have potential to challenge the 14-day rule and discussed the potential benefits of extending the rule beyond the existing time limit... [Read More]
 

Human embryo research – the need for a more democratic approach

19 December 2016 - by Giulia Cavaliere
It's not enough to just talk about the benefits of extending the 14-day rule, we must also consider the views of those who believe that human embyros are persons... [Read More]
 

The Warnock Report and the 14-day rule

19 December 2016 - by Dr Cathy Herbrand
Baroness Mary Warnock was the first speaker at this year's Progress Educational Trust Annual Conference. She is best known for The Warnock report, which was written more than 30 years ago and has shaped legislation in the UK and around the world... [Read More]
 

IVF treatment in Bedfordshire – the low-hanging fruit of NHS cuts

12 December 2016 - by Richard Clothier
How the experience of being denied IVF on the NHS turned one man into a campaigner determined to improve the situation for the thousands of other infertile people... [Read More]
 

IVF practices challenged: a response

05 December 2016 - by Professor Adam Balen
Professor Adam Balen argues that the recent Panorama investigation into the use of add-ons in fertility clinics is a misrepresentation of these clinics and a misunderstanding of the data... [Read More]
 

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome – it's time to reverse the trend

05 December 2016 - by Dr Geeta Nargund
There has been a 40 percent rise in hospital admissions with severe OHSS in UK fertility clinics in 2015. This extraordinary statistic reveals that the time has now come for firm action to reverse the trend of severe OHSS, a serious but preventable condition... [Read More]
 

Regeneration of oocytes from discarded genetic material: will this double IVF success rates?

28 November 2016 - by Dr Philip Lewis and Professor Daniel Brison
A major factor limiting the effectiveness of IVF is the availability of high-quality egg cells from a patient. But new research suggests that the use of polar bodies might create two oocytes for the price of one... [Read More]
 

Altruistic anonymous uterus donation – altruism at the highest level?

21 November 2016 - by Dr Natasha Hammond-Browning
Sixteen uterus donations have occurred worldwide, and so far only a research team in Sweden has carried out transplants that successfully produced live births. The Swedish trial involved donations from living persons... [Read More]
 

Boy or Girl? Sex, Law and Certainty: The Intersex Problem

21 November 2016 - by Ed Horowicz
Sex is one of the first identifying genetic characteristics that a new baby presents to parents and to society. But the medical and legal requirement to conform to binary biological genetic sex results in the immediate violation of the physical integrity of the intersex child... [Read More]
 

Involuntary childlessness: extending fertility treatment to single people and same-sex couples

14 November 2016 - by Dr Geeta Nargund
The World Health Organisation is considering a change to its definition of infertility to include single people and same-sex couples, but there may be a simpler, more common-sense way forward... [Read More]
 

Therapeutic editing of the human genome – Jewish bioethical perspectives

14 November 2016 - by Dr Avi Lerner
Jewish bioethics may help to broaden the discussion of the ethical concerns that emerge from editing the human genome... [Read More]
 

Does gamete donation need an overhaul?

07 November 2016 - by Anthony Bagshawe
The closure of the National Sperm Bank is disappointing, but we must now ask how we can change the gamete-donation process to make it easier to attract sufficient numbers of donors... [Read More]
 

Old drugs: new eggs?

07 November 2016 - by Bethany Muller and Dr Roger Sturmey
Ten years ago, the claim that treatment with cancer drugs can 'grow new eggs' would have been met with incredulity. But a recent study has raised the possibility that ovarian stem cells may be capable of providing new eggs in later life... [Read More]
 

Frozen Assets? Preserving Sperm, Eggs and Embryos

31 October 2016 - by Sarah Norcross
The Progress Educational Trust's event on preserving fertility was held in Edinburgh on 25 October... [Read More]
 

The British Fertility Society – committed to providing good information for patients

31 October 2016 - by Professor Adam Balen
There is a lack of reliable information in the public domain for patients and their families, as well as an array of misleading and confusing information, but the British Fertility Society aims to counter this with impartial advice and information... [Read More]
 

Birth Certificates and Assisted Reproduction: Setting the Record Straight?

24 October 2016 - by Daniel Malynn
This event explored how can the law deal with the multiple-parent families created by donor conception and surrogacy, and asked: 'What makes someone a parent, and how should a birth certificate reflect that?'... [Read More]
 

Should prenatal DNA testing for Down's syndrome be available online?

24 October 2016 - by Craig Macpherson
Several online companies now offer non-invasive prenatal testing for Down's syndrome. While there are some protections for consumers, they are currently insufficient... [Read More]
 

Mitochondrial replacement therapy and the welfare of the child

17 October 2016 - by Dr Mair Crouch
The announcement of the birth of the first child conceived using mitochondrial donation was unforeseen. Nonetheless, in any country regulation should be required to protect the interests of the child... [Read More]
 

1/64

Published by the Progress Educational Trust
Advertise your products and services HERE - click for further details


FREE EVENT
Fertility Treatment Add-Ons: Do They Add Up?

London
29 March 2017
Details HERE

Good Fundraising Code

Become a Friend of PET HERE and give the Progress Educational Trust a regular donation