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

Georgia Everett

Georgia Everett is a volunteer writer at BioNews and is currently studying for an MSc in Reproductive Medicine: Science and Ethics at the University of Kent. Her thesis involves investigating the morphological and morphokinetic traits of ‘successful’ IVF embryos using time-lapse imagery, with the research being conducted in partnership with GENNET City Fertility in Farringdon. Prior to this, she studied her BSc in Medical Genetics at the University of Leicester, graduating top of her class, where she became particularly interested in embryology and medical ethics. Her undergraduate dissertation focused on the public perceptions of the legalisation of mitochondrial replacement therapy. She tweets as @GE_Everett

 


BioNews News articles written by Georgia Everett:

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Six genes linked to premature birth

11 September 2017 - by Georgia Everett

Six key genes have been identified in the largest study of premature birth to date... [Read More]

FDA reprimands US doctor trying to commercialise MRT

14 August 2017 - by Georgia Everett

The Food and Drug Administration has warned a US fertility doctor to stop marketing mitochondrial replacement therapy – a technique involving the creation of an embryo with DNA from three people... [Read More]

Father sues clinic for letting ex get pregnant secretly with frozen embryo

24 July 2017 - by Georgia Everett

A father is suing a London fertility clinic for £1 million after his ex-partner secretly conceived his baby via IVF following their split... [Read More]

First womb transplants in India set to proceed under different approvals

15 May 2017 - by Georgia Everett

A hospital in India is preparing this week to conduct the country’s first ever womb transplant... [Read More]

HFEA grants first UK licence to carry out mitochondrial donation

20 March 2017 - by Georgia Everett

Doctors at Newcastle Fertility Centre have been granted the first UK licence to use mitochondrial replacement therapy as a fertility treatment to prevent the inheritance of mitochondrial disease... [Read More]

Nottinghamshire CCGs put age restriction on NHS-funded IVF

27 February 2017 - by Georgia Everett

Women over the age of 34 will no longer be entitled to receive IVF funded by the NHS in some areas of Nottinghamshire...

Suffolk bows to public pressure to keep IVF funding

30 January 2017 - by Georgia Everett

The Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group has abandoned plans to cut all funding for IVF treatment, following a huge public response... [Read More]

Sperm mix-up involving 26 women at Dutch IVF clinic

09 January 2017 - by Georgia Everett

A Dutch IVF clinic is currently under investigation after it came to light that dozens of its patients might have been fertilised by the wrong sperm – half of whom are pregnant or have already given birth... [Read More]

3D human embryo development 'atlas' created

05 December 2016 - by Georgia Everett

An interactive map exhibiting the development of the early human embryo in unprecedented detail has been created by a team of Dutch researchers... [Read More]

'Three-person babies' grow up into healthy teenagers

31 October 2016 - by Georgia Everett

Seventeen children conceived through ooplasmic transplantation have all matured with regular health and cognitive abilities, according to a study... [Read More]

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