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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.

Environment has greater influence on immunity than genes
19 January 2015 - by Kirsty Oswald
A twin study has shown that the majority of variation in immunity between individuals is due to non-genetic factors.

Gene linked to aggressive breast cancers
19 January 2015 - by Kirsty Oswald
UK researchers have identified a gene that is active in a difficult-to-treat form of breast cancer, raising the possibility of developing targeted treatments.

Heart failure gene mutations identified
19 January 2015 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
Scientists have narrowed down the harmful mutations that cause dilated cardiomyopathy, the leading cause of inherited heart failure, which could lead the way to better screening and more accurate diagnosis.

Breaches of the HFEA's donor 'ten family' limit - who should be told what?
19 January 2015 - by Professor Eric Blyth and Dr Marilyn Crawshaw
Freedom of Information requests and email correspondence reveal the HFEA's singular lack of coherence as regards breaches of its family-limit policy... [Read More]

The real cost of infertility?
19 January 2015 - by Dr Kirsty Horsey
The fourth and final session of the Progress Educational Trust's (PET) annual conference was a single speaker session: Professor Lord Robert Winston, who was introduced and chaired by Jeremy Laurance... [Read More]

Happy New Year
12 January 2015 - by Sarah Norcross
BioNews is back!... [Read More]

Film Review: Survival of the Fabulous
12 January 2015 - by Jenny Sharpe
'Darwin, you've got some explaining to do!'... [Read More]

Radio Review: The Report - Surrogacy
15 December 2014 - by Sean Byrne
Surrogacy has always posed serious legal and ethical questions of society, and will continue to do so for a while yet... [Read More]

Book Review: The Soma
08 December 2014 - by Dr Ross Cloney
Wouldn't it be great to take charge of your evolution?... [Read More]

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