This is what some of the regular readers of BioNews have to say about the publication.
'As the regulator of the assisted reproduction sector in the UK, we know that every day brings new techniques, new possibilities and new dilemmas. BioNews is, in our view, unique and indispensable. It is unique in the way it informs and explains. It is indispensable in that it combines technical understanding with a fearlessly independent stance. We look forward to many more years of being able to rely on it, to raise the level of debate and understanding.'
'As a journalist who writes regularly about reproductive medicine, genetics, stem cell research and biology, I find BioNews incredibly useful for keeping in touch with developments in the field. It is valuable not only for stories from sources that don't always cross my desk, but also as a way of reading around the subject and keeping myself informed of emerging trends, opinions and controversies.'
Mark Henderson (Science Editor of The Times newspaper)
'Congratulations on the 500th edition of BioNews, the indispensable source of information on human genetics and assisted reproduction. Up-to-date facts, thought provoking debates and stimulating commentaries make it essential reading for anyone involved with or interested in this field. A superb resource, BioNews is a gem which is all too easily taken for granted. Becoming a Friend of PET and encouraging others to do likewise will ensure that BioNews continues.'
'BioNews is an invaluable tool for quickly and efficiently keeping up with what is happening. It brings together information from a wide range of different sources, in a way that allows me to keep up to speed across a range of topics and from media that I wouldn't normally see. The commentaries are always thought provoking – a "must read" when you think you've got the issues sorted out in your own mind, and even more so when you haven't.'
'BioNews is a fantastic resource - an effortless way of keeping in touch with new developments, all the more useful because of its bite-size chunks with further information available for those who want it. I'd be lost without it!'
'On behalf of Infertility Network UK and the National Infertility Awareness Campaign, I congratulate BioNews on the invaluable service it provides – worldwide! We have been grateful and proud to have been asked to contribute to BioNews several times, giving us the opportunity to raise awareness of issues facing UK patients, such as the inequity of NHS funding and the move to single embryo transfer. BioNews provides its readers with an invaluable and probably unequalled service, by allowing its readers to be informed and to join in debates and discussions. Long may it continue!'
'BioNews provides us with a really useful source of updates on human genetics and assisted reproduction. It became a regular read during the passage of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill through Parliament. We especially enjoy the commentary pieces from invited contributors, who bring a breadth of views, experience and knowledge on various contemporary issues in the field.'
'BioNews is absolutely essential to my work. It is my main way of keeping up with developments in reproductive medicine and science, and is an invaluable tool in my teaching and research. It is always clear and well written, the information is high quality, and the debates are always provocative but well-informed and well-reasoned. My students love it too! Long may it thrive.'
'BioNews is an essential read for anyone involved in the world of assisted conception, whether as a scientist, clinician, user or researcher. The always lively and independent-minded commentaries can surprise, please or anger, but rarely leave the reader uninformed or unstirred. The week wouldn't be the same without BioNews.'
Olivia Montuschi (Manager of the Donor Conception Network)
'The National Gamete Donation Trust is proud to be associated with the Progress Educational Trust (PET) and BioNews. BioNews produces topical commentaries and reviews on the ethical, legal and social issues surrounding assisted reproduction and human genetics, and is highly regarded in its field. We frequently rely on the information gathered and distributed by BioNews, to gain understanding of wider issues.'
Pip Morris (Donor Recruitment Manager at the National Gamete Donation Trust)
'BioNews is an invaluable source of clear commentary on recent developments in the fields of reproduction, genetics and biotechnology. It provides helpful links to news stories which it would otherwise be easy to miss. Over the years, I know that I and my students have appreciated having access to this clear, accurate and free information service.'
'I find BioNews an invaluable way of keeping up-to-date with both national and international developments around the ethics of stem cell research and related areas.'
David Dickson (Director of the Science and Development Network)
'As an up-to-the-minute digest of news and current issues in the worlds of medicine and biology, BioNews is a very useful source for interested members of the public, professionals in healthcare, researchers, policymakers, lobbyists and journalists. It has my full support.'
Dr Rob Elles (formerly Chair of the British Society for Human Genetics)
'BioNews provides me with stimulating ideas, as well as pointers to where to find follow-up reading. Its online resources are particularly valuable, and I use it for both my research and my teaching. Students find it very helpful indeed.'
'BioNews provides interesting news and comment from experts on artificial reproduction and closely associated areas of research and debate, and is a useful resource for members of the public and others with an interest in modern reproductive technologies and their application in society.'
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