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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.




Donated sperm in Florida counties may be infected with Zika
20 March 2017 - by Annabel Slater
The US Centers for Disease Control has identified a potential risk of Zika virus transmission from donor sperm in the Florida tri-county area... [Read More]
Existing drugs could benefit one in five breast cancer patients
20 March 2017 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A genetic study of breast cancer patients suggests that existing drugs for treating rare breast and ovarian cancers may help more patients than previously thought... [Read More]
Failed fertility treatment linked to higher risk of heart disease and stroke
20 March 2017 - by Meetal Solanki
A study has revealed a possible link between unsuccessful fertility treatments and a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease... [Read More]




IVF add-ons: A perspective from a non-profit charity
20 March 2017 - by Dr Avi Lerner
Following the Panorama documentary on IVF 'add-ons', there has been a great deal of discussion about the potential for conflicts of interest in the fertility industry... [Read More]
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20 March 2017 - by Sarah Norcross
At the Progress Educational Trust, we pride ourselves on our make-do-and-mend attitude. Being careful with PET's funds is part of our culture – we recently repurposed our stepladder as a flipchart easel... [Read More]
Creating something out of nothing
13 March 2017 - by Sarah Norcross
Last week saw an exciting breakthrough in embryology, as stem cells from an adult mouse were used to grow a structure resembling a mouse embryo in vitro for the first time... [Read More]




Video Review: The God Cells – A Fetal Stem Cell Journey
20 March 2017 - by Caroline Casey
The story of fetal-derived stem cells is explored in this documentary, from the ethics of how they're sourced and the clinical benefits some say they offer, to the barriers to licencing and their wider use... [Read More]
Book Review: Moondance
13 March 2017 - by Dr Mary Yarwood
How can you long for someone who doesn't exist? Diane Chandler's second novel charts the story of Cat and Dom as they attempt to have a child through fertility treatment... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Naked Genetics – Testing, testing
06 March 2017 - by Matthew Thomas
Dr Kat Arney leads a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion of genetic testing – from testing for cancer genes to whether your child's DNA can predict their future sporting ability... [Read More]

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