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75 percent of human genome is junk DNA
24 July 2017 - by Ipsita Herlekar
Almost 75 percent of the human genome is 'junk DNA', suggests a new study... [Read More]
Alzheimer's disease linked to two new genes, and immune response
24 July 2017 - by Caroline Casey
Two new genes which alter the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease have been identified... [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]




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]




Book Review: The Gene Machine – How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids – and the Kids We Have
24 July 2017 - by Cathal Farrell
'The Gene Machine' is award-winning author Bonnie Rochman's book on pre-and post-natal genetic testing. In it she navigates through classical bioethical issues... [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]

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