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Human Clinical Embryology and Assisted Conception MSc

Rachel Siden

Rachel Siden is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews. She originally studied Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and went on to obtain an MA in Bioethics and Society from King's College London, where her research focused on the ethics of compulsory vaccine laws in the USA. Her current research interests are ethical issues surrounding genome editing and genomic medicine, which she writes about on her blog The CRISPR Drawer.


BioNews Review articles written by Rachel Siden:

Podcast Review: The Naked Scientists - All human life is here

23 January 2017 - by Rachel Siden

In this podcast, Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz and Sarah Norcross discuss the current UK ban on researching human embryos in the lab for longer than 14 days... [Read More]

Podcast Review: Ethics and Genetics – Opening the Book of Life

14 November 2016 - by Rachel Siden

This podcast from the Guardian's Science Weekly series is a good introduction to the ethical questions surrounding genetic technologies... [Read More]

Theatre Review: Half of Me

08 August 2016 - by Rachel Siden

Half of Me is a play aimed at a young audience, and tells the story of children born through Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Rachel Siden:

ACMG recommends caution on genome editing

06 February 2017 - by Rachel Siden

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics has published a statement recommending caution over the clinical application of genome editing... [Read More]

US Senate passes regenerative medicine act

12 December 2016 - by Rachel Siden

Stem cell therapies could be granted accelerated approval by the US Food and Drug Administration as part of a new bill passed by the Senate last week... [Read More]

Disgraced stem cell entrepreneur may be offering therapies abroad

21 November 2016 - by Rachel Siden

Italian prosecutors are investigating whether discredited stem-cell entrepreneur Davide Vannoni is continuing to offer his unproven therapies in eastern Europe... [Read More]

Nuffield Council publishes preliminary ethical review of genome editing

03 October 2016 - by Rachel Siden

Use of genome editing in human reproduction requires 'urgent ethical scrutiny', according to a report published by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics... [Read More]

Chinese scientists to begin first human CRISPR trial

25 July 2016 - by Rachel Siden

Chinese scientists plan to start the first-ever clinical trial of CRISPR genome-editing technology in humans – on patients with lung cancer – this August... [Read More]

Sperm donor children with single parents 'well adjusted'

11 July 2016 - by Rachel Siden

Donor-conceived children born to single women are equally well adjusted as those from two-parent donor-conceived families, according to a recent UK study examining the views of single mothers and children aged between four and nine years old... [Read More]

Genes may be active after death

27 June 2016 - by Rachel Siden

Hundreds of genes become active after death and can stay active for up to four days, according to a study... [Read More]

No benefit from expanding cancer-risk gene test beyond the essentials

09 May 2016 - by Rachel Siden

Adding more genes to existing multi-gene panels that test for breast and ovarian cancer risk offers little clinical benefit, a study says... [Read More]

AstraZeneca to launch its own 'two million genomes' project

25 April 2016 - by Rachel Siden

AstraZeneca has signed deals with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and two other institutions to launch one of the largest genome-sequencing efforts yet undertaken... [Read More]



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