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Book Review: Herding Hemingway's Cats

25 April 2016 - by Dr Indrayani Ghangrekar
Dr Kat Arney guides us through the weird and wonderful and convoluted mess that is genetics, but manages to make the complicated concepts accessible... [Read More]
 

Book Review: The Society of Genes

18 April 2016 - by Simon Hazelwood-Smith
This book is clearly, if not beautifully, written, and remarkably concise. If you're looking for a 'what's hot in genetics in 2016', it isn't a bad place to start... [Read More]
 

Event Review: Health data - better care or privacy nightmare?

11 April 2016 - by Ari Haque
This discussion stayed too safe. Panellists came equipped with relevant case studies and analogies to demonstrate their opinions, but did not challenge each other or the audience as much as they could have... [Read More]
 

Radio Review: The Life Scientific - Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

04 April 2016 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
Professor Jim Al-Khalili interviews Professor Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel Prize winner and President of the Royal Society about his life and work in science... [Read More]
 

Book Review: Katherine Carlyle

21 March 2016 - by Amy Reed
Rupert Thomson's beautiful and powerful writing rests on a flimsy plot about a woman's journey from frozen embryo to lost adult... [Read More]
 

Event Review: My Cancer, My DNA - can genomics change the way we treat cancer?

21 March 2016 - by Helen Robertson
'Personalised medicine' is a term that's being increasingly used to describe the future of cancer treatment. But are we ready for the genomics revolution that comes with it?... [Read More]
 

Event Review: Timeless pop-up shop

14 March 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck
At a first glance, Timeless looked like a perfumery or a beauty clinic, the walls covered with carefully placed bottles and boxes in pastel colours. But nothing in the shop was actually for sale. Rather, this was a pop-up egg-freezing 'shop'... [Read More]
 

Video Review: TED talk - Should you be able to patent a human gene?

14 March 2016 - by Ryan Ross
Tania Simoncelli's narrates the story of the successful legal challenge against Myriad Genetics' BRCA patents, but may have missed an opportunity to consider the broader impact of gene patenting... [Read More]
 

Book Review: Our Journey - One Couple's Guide to US Surrogacy

29 February 2016 - by Ëlo Luik
'Our Journey' is an honest and exhilarating account of one couple's experience with US surrogacy, as well as a practical guide for those considering following in their footsteps... [Read More]
 

TV Review: Inside Out - Looking for a Baby Online    

29 February 2016 - by Daniel Malynn
This programme looks at the 'darker side of sperm donation', outside the regulated world of fertility clinics, where some seedy business is taking place... [Read More]
 

Radio Review: Editing Life

22 February 2016 - by Sarah Pritchard
Professor Matthew Cobb investigates some of the implications of the groundbreaking CRISPR genome-editing technology in this BBC Radio 4 documentary... [Read More]
 

Podcast Review: Stuff You Should Know - How Personalized Medicine Works

15 February 2016 - by Dr James Heather
The prolific and popular 'Stuff You Should Know' podcast takes us down the pub to talk personalised medicine... [Read More]
 

Book Review: The Ethics Police?: The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe

08 February 2016 - by Klaus Mitchell
Robert Klitzman explores the history and ethics of institutional review boards... [Read More]
 

Video Review: Talking Biopolitics – A conversation with Paul Knoepfler and Nathaniel Comfort

01 February 2016 - by Dr Rebecca Dimond
An author and a science historian host an online discussion on the promise and perils of the 'science of designer babies'... [Read More]
 

Book Review: The Essential Fertility Guide

25 January 2016 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
For couples who have difficulty in conceiving naturally, this is an excellent guide by Professor Robert Winston on the main causes of infertility... [Read More]
 

Radio Review: The Donor Detectives

11 January 2016 - by Dr Julia Hill
The Donor Detectives is an ABC radio documentary about donor-conceived people who have turned to alternative methods in an attempt to identify their biological fathers.... [Read More]
 

Event Review: The Francis Crick Prize Lecture 2015

21 December 2015 - by Isobel Steer
If you'd like to learn more about epigenetics, or just watch a masterly science presenter at work, look to 2015 Francis Crick Prize winner Professor Rob Klose... [Read More]
 

Book Review: Archie Nolan – Family Detective

14 December 2015 - by Susan Tranfield
'Is nowhere a donor-conception free zone?' asks the eponymous hero, 11-year-old Archie Nolan, as his quest to establish the meaning of 'family' in the context of donor conception leads him to ask more and more questions about origins, genetics and the intricacies of relationships in 21st century Britain... [Read More]
 

Radio Review: Newshour Extra - Editing the Human Genome

07 December 2015 - by Rhys Baker
This 50-minute radio broadcast provides an 'appetiser' on CRISPR and the ethics surrounding genome editing... [Read More]
 

TV Review: Jodie Marsh is Making Babies

07 December 2015 - by Lone Hørlyck
This documentary shows that assisted reproduction is a huge and real business. Unfortunately, it does so without asking the necessary critical and ethical questions that would make it genuinely worth watching... [Read More]
 

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