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BioNews, published by the Progress Educational Trust (PET), provides news and comment on genetics, assisted conception, embryo/stem cell research and related areas. You can subscribe to the BioNews email newsletter for free.




Children's visual attention is genetically controlled
17 July 2017 - by Annabel Slater
How infants look at the world is strongly controlled by genetics, a new study has found... [Read More]
CRISPR used to record a film in bacteria
17 July 2017 - by Lea Goetz
Scientists have used the CRISPR/Cas system to encode a film in the genomes of living bacteria... [Read More]
Daughters inherit miscarrage risk from smoking mothers
17 July 2017 - by Isobel Steer
Mothers who smoke during pregnancy have daughters who are more likely to experience miscarriages... [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]




Event Review: Wellcome Collection Packed Lunch - DNA Repair
17 July 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer
It’s not often a PhD student finds themselves with a whole hour to break for lunch. So when asked to review one of the Wellcome Trust’s 'Packed Lunch' talks, I jumped at the chance to make better use of some rare free time. The monthly event, situated at the Euston-based Wellcome Collection, promises to feed your curiosity... [Read More]
Book Review: Avery
10 July 2017 - by James Brooks
The chances were always slim that great art would be born of a multi-partner stakeholder engagement impact initiative, and children's picture book Avery does not beat those odds... [Read More]
Event Review: Jennifer Doudna talks to Adam Rutherford
03 July 2017 - by Annabel Slater
'This technology really gets the imagination going. It's almost anything that you could imagine wanting to control at the level of genetics, is now in principle within reach.' And the power to control evolution raises important questions of responsibility. This is the message of Professor Jennifer Doudna... [Read More]

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