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Freeze sperm at 18, urges bioethicist
29 June 2015 - by Ari Haque
A UK bioethicist has argued that 18-year-old men should consider freezing their sperm to reduce the risk of their children having genetic disorders... [Read More]

Google partners with Broad Institute on genome analysis
29 June 2015 - by Paul Waldron
Genome analysis software developed by the Broad Institute is now available in cloud form to users of Google's online genetic data storage services... [Read More]

Living in a high-crime area ages your cells
29 June 2015 - by Isobel Steer
Residents of noisy and high-crime neighbourhoods are over a decade older biologically compared with those who live in low-crime areas, according to recent research... [Read More]





The need for UK surrogacy law reform
29 June 2015 - by Rebecca Carr
Last month, in a judgment that was hailed as the first of its kind, High Court judge Ms Justice Russell ordered a mother to hand over her child to a gay couple... [Read More]

Who's advising the government on human genetics?
29 June 2015 - by Dr Alice Maynard
I served on the Human Genetics Commission as a lay member from 2006 to 2012, and found exploring new developments in this area fascinating... [Read More]

But what does my genetic test result mean?
22 June 2015 - by Professor Anneke Lucassen and Dr Emma Baple
The gap between discovering genomic contributions to diseases and testing an individual’s genome for personal, actionable, information about health is wider than the current discourse on genomics might suggest... [Read More]





Theatre Review: The Waiting Room
22 June 2015 - by Jane Morris
It takes an ambitious and courageous playwright to take on the challenging and emotive subject of IVF. Some may even regard it as foolish to delve into a topic that combines science, religion, politics and ethics... [Read More]

Radio Review: Woman's Hour/Drawing the Line - When IVF Doesn't Work
15 June 2015 - by Sarah Pritchard
How do couples who have undergone unsuccessful cycles of IVF decide when enough is enough? Should people try to set a personal 'limit' of cycles before treatment begins? And what support is out there if treatment doesn't work?... [Read More]

Radio Review: The Business of Genetic Ancestry
08 June 2015 - by Matthew Thomas
'Genetics is messy and history is foggy. We are a species that is mobile and horny.' That is how Adam Rutherford quite accurately sums up the quest for understanding the human story in his documentary... [Read More]

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