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Genomic natives? Young people clued up about whole genome sequencing

29 September 2014 - by BioNews

Young people are surprisingly well-informed about the basics of genetics and thoughtful about the kind of information they'd like to receive from genome studies, results from a international survey suggest... [Read More]

Update to article: Fertility expert condemns 'outrageous' IVF cell cycle patent

03 June 2013 - by BioNews

A patent over a method for assessing cell-cycle data that can be used in IVF treatments to predict an embryo's future viability will make IVF treatments in the USA prohibitively expensive, a leading embryologist has said... [Read More]

Rare Disease Day 2009 hailed a success

02 March 2009 - by BioNews

Rare Disease UK ( and the Genetic Interest Group ( are organising activities around International Rare Disease Day on 28th February 2009, including three parliamentary receptions to raise the profile of rare diseases and to campaign for the development of a National Plan. A... [Read More]

France and Germany urge international cloning ban

13 August 2001 - by BioNews

The United Nations (UN) has come under pressure to ban reproductive cloning, after the French and German governments wrote to secretary general, Kofi Annan. The two countries have also circulated a draft resolution proposing a committee to draft the ban. The UN general assembly is due to meet in September... [Read More]

Reproductive cloning trial may start in November

06 August 2001 - by BioNews

Maverick gynaecologist, Severino Antinori, has told a British Sunday newspaper that he plans to start human reproductive cloning trials later this year. According to the report in the Sunday Times, eight British women and their partners have volunteered to take part in the trial. Antinori says he has a total... [Read More]

Scientists turn back cellular clock

26 February 2001 - by BioNews

Researchers at biotech firm PPL Therapeutics have managed to convert skin cells back into stem cells - the body's master cells, capable of growing into a wide range of tissues - and then into working heart cells. The experiments were carried out using cow cells grown in the laboratory, but PPL's UK... [Read More]

Dispute over human genome data

19 February 2001 - by BioNews

The publication of the first draft of the human genome sequence has been clouded by the ongoing dispute over data access. The disagreements between the public consortium and biotech firm Celera Genomics led to the publication of two different versions of the genome in rival journals, Science and Nature, last... [Read More]

Embryo stem cell research gets go-ahead

29 January 2001 - by BioNews

The UK's House of Lords has approved proposals that will allow scientists aiming to develop new disease treatments to carry out research on early human embryo cells. The upper house of parliament approved the changes to the 1990 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act by 212 votes to 92, a larger... [Read More]

Animal testing firm escapes closure

22 January 2001 - by BioNews

UK firm Huntingdon Life Sciences was saved from bankruptcy last week, after US investors stepped in with a rescue package for the beleaguered animal research company. Following a year of campaigning by animal rights protestors, HLS was on the brink of closure after the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) withdrew... [Read More]

Church of England backs embryo research

04 December 2000 - by BioNews

A briefing paper for the Church of England's Board for Social Responsibility describes the use of cloned early embryo cells for research into disease treatments as 'morally acceptable', according to the Sunday Telegraph newspaper. The paper was written by Canon Dr John Polkinghorne, chair of the board's science and medical... [Read More]


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FILM: What Next for Genomics?

31 July 2017 - by BioNews

This film documents the Progress Educational Trust/Genomics England event 'What Next for Genomics? Providing Answers, Changing Lives, Transforming the NHS', which launched the Chief Medical Officer's report Generation Genome... [Read More]

Should we be using CRISPR/Cas9 to experiment on human embryos?

22 February 2016 - by BioNews

This video documents a debate about genome editing, produced by the Progress Educational Trust as part of the Festival of Genomics... [Read More]

Eight questions for Anne Wojcicki, CEO and co-founder of 23andMe

05 May 2015 - by BioNews

For the 800th issue of BioNews, we asked Anne Wojcicki eight questions about personal genomics company 23andMe...

NICE Try...But Is Anyone Listening?

14 May 2013 - by BioNews

A full audio recording of last month's Progress Educational Trust debate at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists... [Read More]

Tributes to Professor Sir Robert Edwards

22 April 2013 - by BioNews

Tributes to the recently deceased IVF pioneer Professor Sir Robert Edwards continue to pour in from across the globe... [Read More]


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Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction

Public Conference
8 December 2017

Speakers include

Professor Azim Surani

Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Professor Robin Lovell-Badge

Sally Cheshire

Professor Guido Pennings

Katherine Littler

Professor Allan Pacey

Dr Sue Avery

Professor Richard Anderson

Dr Elizabeth Garner

Dr Jacques Cohen

Dr Anna Smajdor

Dr Andy Greenfield

Vivienne Parry

Dr Helen O'Neill

Dr César Palacios-González

Philippa Taylor

Fiona Fox

Sarah Norcross


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