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Human embryos donated for research: a gift that goes on giving

16 October 2017 - by Dr Kay Elder
Successful IVF treatment crucially depends on the culture systems used, which must provide an optimal environment for healthy embryo development. Yet most embryos arrest in culture; human embryo culture has long been based upon research into animal systems... [Read More]
 

Making dreams reality

09 October 2017 - by Sarah Norcross
There was lot of commentary about the UK Prime Minister Theresa May's speech last week. The coughing, the prankster, the Frida Kahlo bracelet, bits of the slogan behind her falling off, and of course the 'British dream'... [Read More]
 

How should we discuss genome editing in public?

02 October 2017 - by Sandy Starr
What do patients and laypeople think and know about genome editing and its implications? What are the best ways for experts and others to discuss genome editing in public, so as to improve public understanding and avoid confusion? The Progress Educational Trust has set out to answer these questions, with its 'Basic Understanding of Genome Editing' project.... [Read More]
 

The UK courts remain unmoved on commercial surrogacy

02 October 2017 - by Andrew Powell
A recent case is noteworthy not only for clinical negligence lawyers but also those interested in surrogacy and the wider public policy debate in the UK... [Read More]
 

Top of the Lake may sink as a procedural, but look beneath the surface

25 September 2017 - by Dr Iain Brassington
The implausibilities of this series ought not to detain us too long. For there are deep and troubling questions that the series raises. What is it to be a 'real' mother?... [Read More]
 

Tough times should not affect access to fertility treatments in Northern Ireland

18 September 2017 - by Michelle Rodgers
In 1948, UK health secretary Aneurin Bevan spearheaded the creation of the National Health Service with the aim of providing healthcare access to all, irrespective of a patient's financial situation. The NHS has since become the world's largest publicly funded health service... [Read More]
 

What does consent mean for Generation Genome?

18 September 2017 - by Professor Becki Bennett
A public event held on 11 September 2017, Manchester by the Progress Educational Trust... [Read More]
 

Costs of IVF in Australia: Downward trends shall continue

11 September 2017 - by Professor Alan Trounson and Dr Karin Hammarberg
In Australia, almost four percent of children are born as a result of assisted reproductive technologies. The comparatively high rate of ART use is in part due to costs being covered by the taxpayer-funded health insurance scheme, Medicare... [Read More]
 

Scandinavian attitudes to surrogacy – public policy should catch up

04 September 2017 - by Sam Everingham
During the planning of the global non-profit Families Through Surrogacy's first educational event on surrogacy in Sweden a few months ago, IVF professionals had suggested inviting a few leading Swedish infertility specialists. Unfortunately none were willing to attend, stymied by Sweden's conservative regulations around surrogacy... [Read More]
 

Mitochondrial replacement therapies in Mexico and the USA - and the FDA

29 August 2017 - by Dr César Palacios-González
Almost a year after the first live birth of a baby following a mitochondrial replacement technique procedure, the US Food and Drug Administration has sent a very strongly-worded letter to the scientist and team responsible for the event... [Read More]
 

We need to talk about... CRISPR

21 August 2017 - by Giulia Cavaliere
Picture this - it's the last day in the office before the summer holidays, you're looking forward to some sunshine and warmth, email auto-response set, and all ready to go. Then, all of a sudden: the news... [Read More]
 

Why the decline in sperm concentration needs research you can count on

14 August 2017 - by Professor Allan Pacey
Twenty-five years ago, I recall sitting in a journal club in which the collective minds tore apart the then recently published (and still much quoted) meta-analysis by Elizabeth Carlsen, 'Evidence for decreasing quality of semen during past 50 years'. This BMJ paper made the headlines in 1992... [Read More]
 

Men, delayed childbearing and age-related fertility decline

07 August 2017 - by Caroline Law
While media reports regularly remind us of women's biological clocks and warn of the dangers of women leaving it 'too late' to have children, until recently little attention has been paid to the role of men in timing when to have children, and the effect of age on male fertility... [Read More]
 

FILM: What Next for Genomics?

31 July 2017 - by BioNews
This film documents the Progress Educational Trust/Genomics England event 'What Next for Genomics? Providing Answers, Changing Lives, Transforming the NHS', which launched the Chief Medical Officer's report Generation Genome... [Read More]
 

The fertility sector has a problem when it comes to IVF add-ons

24 July 2017 - by Dr Raj Mathur
The fourth 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]
 

What The Handmaid's Tale has taught me about surrogacy

24 July 2017 - by Natalie Gamble
As a supporter of surrogacy, I expected the television adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale to be uncomfortable viewing. Margaret Atwood's chilling dystopian novel is well known for being the ultimate warning against surrogacy... [Read More]
 

A new service for fertility patients

17 July 2017 - by Juliet Tizzard
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has just launched its new website. With a fresh, clear design the site is designed to help patients navigate a stressful and often overwhelming journey by providing friendly, impartial information... [Read More]
 

Delivering the Genomic Dream across the NHS

17 July 2017 - by Professor Sue Hill
The Chief Medical Officer's Annual Report Generation Genome provides a comprehensive and considered focus on the potential of genomic technologies – coupled with clinical and phenotypic data – to transform the lives of patients... [Read More]
 

ABC v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust: an arguable duty to disclose familial genetic risks

10 July 2017 - by Victoria Chico
In ABC v St Georges NHS Trust, the daughter of a man with Huntington's disease sued the UK hospital caring for her father, claiming that they had a duty of care to share the father's diagnosis with her, even against his wishes... [Read More]
 

What next for genomics? Providing answers, changing lives, transforming the NHS

10 July 2017 - by Dr Rachel Brown
A packed public event, produced by the Progress Educational Trust in partnership with Genomics England, saw the Chief Medical Officer for England launch her report 'Generation Genome'... [Read More]
 

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CROSSING FRONTIERS

Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction

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8 December 2017

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Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Professor Robin Lovell-Badge

Sally Cheshire

Professor Guido Pennings

Katherine Littler

Professor Allan Pacey

Dr Sue Avery

Professor Richard Anderson

Dr Elizabeth Garner

Dr Jacques Cohen

Dr Anna Smajdor

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Vivienne Parry

Dr Helen O'Neill

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