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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.




Gene therapy reverses inherited blindness
03 May 2016 - by Sarah Gregory
A trial of gene therapy for choroideremia, a rare form of inherited blindness, has partially restored the vision of several patients...

Spanish lab creates human sperm precursors from skin cells
03 May 2016 - by Ayala Ochert
Spanish scientists say they have created rudimentary sperm-like cells from skin and bone marrow cells taken from adult males...

Study links gene to skin ageing
03 May 2016 - by Isobel Steer
Scientists say they have identified a gene that could explain why some people appear to look younger than they are...





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How personal genomics spells the end of donor anonymity
03 May 2016 - by Professor Joyce Harper, Debbie Kennett and Dr Dan Reisel
With the rise of consumer genetic testing, it is now possible for people to accidentally discover that they were conceived using donor eggs or sperm and for donors who thought they were anonymous to be traced by their offspring...

Reassurance for mothers over mosaic aneuploidy in CVS
03 May 2016 - by Dr Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz
Although our recent findings on the fate of aneuploid cells in mosaic embryos have indeed been somewhat misrepresented in the press, our findings may still constitute a strand of hope for mothers who have had early test results showing mosaic aneuploidy...





Book Review: Not In Your Genes - The Real Reasons Children Are Like Their Parents
03 May 2016 - by Dr Ross Cloney
Oliver James's new book shows little understanding of genetics, instead offering a media-friendly caricature of 'one gene = one trait', while focusing solely on parenting styles to explain human behaviour...

Book Review: Herding Hemingway's Cats
25 April 2016 - by Dr Indrayani Ghangrekar
Dr Kat Arney guides us through the weird and wonderful and convoluted mess that is genetics, but manages to make the complicated concepts accessible...

Book Review: The Society of Genes
18 April 2016 - by Simon Hazelwood-Smith
This book is clearly, if not beautifully, written, and remarkably concise. If you're looking for a 'what's hot in genetics in 2016', it isn't a bad place to start...

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