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The Fertility Show


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.




Alcohol good, coffee bad, vegetables debatable – men's route to successful conception
27 October 2014 - by Isobel Steer
To improve chances of conception, men should drink a pint of beer daily, cut down on coffee, eat more fruit and vegetables (beware a coating of sperm-harming pesticides), and avoid vegetarian or vegan diets... [Read More]

Gene variant protects Latin-American women from breast cancer
27 October 2014 - by Arit Udoh
Latin American women are less likely to have breast cancer because of an inherited genetic trait, a study suggests... [Read More]

Miniature human stem-cell-derived gut grown in mice
27 October 2014 - by Siobhan Chan
A section of functioning human intestine has been transplanted into mice, giving scientists a new model with which to study intestinal diseases... [Read More]





Company-sponsored egg freezing: perk or coercion?
27 October 2014 - by Heidi Mertes
Facebook and Apple's recently announced plans make egg-freezing sound like an insurance plan for women wanting to build their careers, but should be viewed as a last resort.... [Read More]

Look north: Better Together but fertility 'devo max' in Scotland is a good thing
27 October 2014 - by Dr Sarah Martins da Silva
As a consultant clinician working in one of the four NHS tertiary fertility units in Scotland, I was somewhat surprised to read the objection from the Association of Clinical Embryologists about proposed plans to devolve legislative powers for fertility treatment to the Scottish Government... [Read More]

Better Together: Why devolution of fertility legislation is not a good thing
20 October 2014 - by Stephen Harbottle
The Association of Clinical Embryologists is concerned that proposals to devolve powers for forming legislation covering the provision of fertility treatment, genetic screening and abortion to the Scottish Parliament may be a step too far in the process of devolution... [Read More]





Radio Review: The Life Scientific - Chris Toumazou
20 October 2014 - by Simon Hazelwood-Smith
Professor Chris Toumazou had an unconventional route into science. The son of Greek Cypriot parents, as a child he often felt driven to swot up on science in an attempt to prove his smarts to doubting peers... [Read More]

Book Review: Humanity Enhanced - Genetic Choice and the Challenge for Liberal Democracies
06 October 2014 - by James Storm
Russell Blackford's venture into heated human enhancement rhetoric feels very much like being plunged into the world of Andrew Niccol's 1997 film, Gattaca... [Read More]

Theatre Review: Breeders
29 September 2014 - by Daniel Malynn
This fast-paced comedy written by Ben Ockrent and directed by Tamara Harvey boasts an impressive cast, and deals with its themes in an honest and intelligent way... [Read More]

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