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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.

3D map of human genome shows DNA 'loops'
15 December 2014 - by Simon Hazelwood-Smith
A study into the 3D structure of the human genome has revealed the locations of DNA 'loops' at unprecedented resolution... [Read More]

Gene found to double risk of heart attacks.
15 December 2014 - by Molly Godfrey
Scientists have identified a set of rare gene mutations that may increase the risk of early heart attacks... [Read More]

Gene therapy partially restores sight in mice and dogs
15 December 2014 - by Dr Rosie Morley
Scientists have used gene therapy to restore some sight to animals with visual impairment similar to retinosa pigmentosa, a type of human blindness... [Read More]

Whose genes are they anyway?
15 December 2014 - by Dr Jess Buxton
This discussion around the role of commerce in genetics and fertility treatment coincided with the launch of 23andMe's controversial personal genome service in the UK. Issues around health interventions following personal genetic testing were the focus of the second session at PET's conference, which asked: 'Whose genes are they anyway?'... [Read More]

Commercialisation and the moral obligation to create 'designer' babies
08 December 2014 - by Professor John Galloway
Although the word was not actually used (or at least I did not hear it), this was a polemic making the case for 'eugenics'... [Read More]

The Ohio sperm-mix up: What's the harm in giving birth to a healthy, beautiful baby girl?
08 December 2014 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
A claim filed against an Ohio sperm bank for using the wrong sperm donor leading to a woman giving birth to 'a beautiful, obviously mixed race, baby girl' ignited a furore because of race... [Read More]

Radio Review: The Report - Surrogacy
15 December 2014 - by Sean Byrne
Surrogacy has always posed serious legal and ethical questions of society, and will continue to do so for a while yet... [Read More]

Book Review: The Soma
08 December 2014 - by Dr Ross Cloney
Wouldn't it be great to take charge of your evolution?... [Read More]

DVD Review: A Different Story Revisited
01 December 2014 - by Elo Luik
An informative and encouraging view into becoming a family through donor conception - the Donor Conception (DC) Network way... [Read More]

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