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Act now to investigate male infertility, urges expert
16 October 2017 - by Annabel Slater
An expert in male fertility has called for urgent research into the stark decline reported in Western sperm counts... [Read More]
FDA advisors back gene therapy for rare inherited blindness
16 October 2017 - by Rikita Patel
The US Food Drug and Administration advisory committee has backed the use of gene therapy to treat a hereditary disease for the first time... [Read More]
'Fertility' prediction tests for women do not work
16 October 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Tests which assess how many eggs a woman has in her ovaries do not accurately predict fertility, finds a new study... [Read More]




Human embryos donated for research: a gift that goes on giving
16 October 2017 - by Dr Kay Elder
Successful IVF treatment crucially depends on the culture systems used, which must provide an optimal environment for healthy embryo development. Yet most embryos arrest in culture; human embryo culture has long been based upon research into animal systems... [Read More]
Making dreams reality
09 October 2017 - by Sarah Norcross
There was lot of commentary about the UK Prime Minister Theresa May's speech last week. The coughing, the prankster, the Frida Kahlo bracelet, bits of the slogan behind her falling off, and of course the 'British dream'... [Read More]
How should we discuss genome editing in public?
02 October 2017 - by Sandy Starr
What do patients and laypeople think and know about genome editing and its implications? What are the best ways for experts and others to discuss genome editing in public, so as to improve public understanding and avoid confusion? The Progress Educational Trust has set out to answer these questions, with its 'Basic Understanding of Genome Editing' project.... [Read More]




Book Review: Bioinformation
16 October 2017 - by Ryan Ross
Since 2011, Polity Books has published a number of books in its 'Resources Series', which have focused on subjects like diamonds, oil and timber. Yet its forthcoming volume marks something of a shift, for its focus is bioinformation... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Naked Genetics - Exposing the Contents of Your Genes
09 October 2017 - by Cara Foley
'Would you donate your genome?' Straight to the point, the introduction immediately grabbed my attention. Genome donation wasn't something I had even considered before listening to this podcast, so I was very curious to learn more... [Read More]
Podcast Review: 'The Why Factor: Surrogacy' BBC World Service
02 October 2017 - by Melissa Elsworth
Why would a woman choose to carry a baby for another person? Should money be involved? Does surrogacy exploit vulnerable women? And what other ethical issues are involved in the surrogacy process?... [Read More]

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