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Radio Review: Personalised Medicine – Dose by Design

19 September 2016 - by Rhys Baker
Personalised Medicine. A promise of medical treatment tailored to the individual. A promise that has been decades in the delivery. But now, as such treatment appears to be within reach, will the dream be dashed by bureaucracy, inertia and funding crises?... [Read More]
 

Book review: The Gene - An Intimate History

12 September 2016 - by Sarah Gregory
'The Gene: An Intimate History' is the latest book from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee. Taking a similar approach to his previous work 'The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer', Mukherjee interweaves his personal history with a comprehensive and extensive review of the history of genetic research... [Read More]
 

Event review: Gene editing - exploring the Canadian context

12 September 2016 - by Professor Vardit Ravitsky, Professor Bartha Knoppers, Professor Timothy Caulfield, Professor Rosario Isasi, Erika Kleiderman, and Professor Michael Rudnicki
Gene editing, in particular CRISPR/Cas9 technology, is sweeping the scientific world and has been receiving ample attention from policymakers worldwide. Policy statements and academic papers regarding responsible ways of moving forward with gene editing have already been published... [Read More]
 

TV Review: My Amazing Twin

05 September 2016 - by Isobel Steer
My Amazing Twin offers a thought-provoking look at both the scientific and the personal side of type 1 neurofibromatosis... [Read More]
 

Book Review: Dead Babies and Seaside Towns

30 August 2016 - by Dr Berenice Golding
The memoirs of author and playwright Alice Jolly, as she navigates her way through miscarriage and stillbirth, and on to IVF and eventually surrogacy, help to break taboos and offer hope for those experiencing loss... [Read More]
 

Book Review: GMO Sapiens - The Life-Changing Science of Designer Babies

30 August 2016 - by Julian Hitchcock
GMO Sapiens is just the annoying grit in the machine that the genome editing debate needs, but readers deserve clearer lines between science, speculation and opinion... [Read More]
 

Event Review: Ethical questions in mitochondrial donation

22 August 2016 - by Dr Reuven Brandt
This transnational symposium on mitochondrial donation covered issues ranging from methodological concerns about the development of policy governing mitochondrial donation, to particular ethical puzzles raised by the implementation of the procedures themselves... [Read More]
 

Book Review: The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction

15 August 2016 - by Dr Peter D Sozou
This book makes a startling prediction – within the next 20 to 40 years, most people with access to good healthcare will no longer have sex to conceive their children. Instead, parents will simply provide a few skin cells as the raw material for production of embryos... [Read More]
 

Radio Review: 5 Life - The Science and Stories Behind Pregnancy

15 August 2016 - by Dr Jane Currie
This 90-minute radio programme combines the voices of scientists, clinicians and patients to describe the medical, technical and emotional elements involved in infertility and miscarriage... [Read More]
 

Book Review: The House of Hidden Mothers

08 August 2016 - by Dr Kirsty Horsey
Meera Syal explores commercial surrogacy in a story about the mismatches between Indian culture and Indian immigrants and their families in Britain... [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]
 

Event Review: Changing Fertility: Social, Demographic and Ethical Consequences of Assisted Conception Technologies

01 August 2016 - by Dr Nitzan Peri-Rotem
An international forum on 'Changing Fertility - Social, Demographic and Ethical Consequences of Assisted Conception Technologies' held in Cambridge explored changing fertility trends amid the rapidly growing industry of assisted reproductive technologies... [Read More]
 

Podcast Review: The ethics of growing human embryos in the lab

25 July 2016 - by Wendy Suffield
Should the current 14-day limit for growing human embryos in the lab be extended in light of recent breakthroughs? This was the question posed in the Guardian's Science Weekly podcast following news that embryos have been successfully developed for 13 days... [Read More]
 

Radio Review: Dear Baby Mine

25 July 2016 - by Rachel Reeves
Dear Baby Mine is a Radio 4 drama based on the true story of Conor, who is diagnosed with azoospermia, and the emotional rollercoaster that ensues... [Read More]
 

Event Review: Genetic Screening and Respect for Persons

18 July 2016 - by Amina Yonis
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is improving all the time, and the tests may soon be offered to all pregnant women on the NHS. This event explored how to ensure that prospective mothers are properly counselled to make informed decisions about their pregnancy... [Read More]
 

Event Review: The Ethics of Human Artificial Gametes

11 July 2016 - by Dr John B Appleby and Dr César Palacios-González
A symposium titled 'The Ethics of Human Artificial Gametes' was recently held at the International Association of Bioethics 13th World Congress of Bioethics in Edinburgh to discuss the ethics of human artificial gametes... [Read More]
 

Event Review: International Association of Bioethics Congress

04 July 2016 - by Sarah Norcross
Bioethics conferences don't get much bigger than this – the International Association of Bioethics Congress drew 700 attendees to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre... [Read More]
 

Video Review: What If My Neighbour's Kid Was Genetically Modified?

04 July 2016 - by Simon Hazelwood-Smith
Paul Knoepfler's TEDx talk covers familiar ground – designer babies, segregation between 'natural' and GM children, unintended side effects, playing god, and eugenics all feature in his dystopian vision of a future involving genetically modified humans... [Read More]
 

Radio Review: Contact

27 June 2016 - by Andrew Powell
Contact gives us a view of the judiciary from a lesbian, lay client - precisely how is a 'white, straight male in his 60s' going to make a decision about a little girl, her same-sex female parents and her heterosexual father?... [Read More]
 

Theatre Review: The Quiet House

27 June 2016 - by Daniel Malynn
Gareth Farr's play is almost too realistic, too honest, and features raw and completely unguarded performances... [Read More]
 

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