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TV Review: Panorama – Inside Britain's Fertility Business

05 December 2016 - by Dr Jane Currie
Panorama's investigation into the use of 'add-ons' in private fertility clinics is a novel mixture of undercover journalism and a high-quality systematic review of the clinical evidence... [Read More]
 

Video Review: Prenatal Genetic Testing – Making an Informed Decision

28 November 2016 - by Dr Helen O'Neill
When it comes to prenatal genetic testing and screening, informed consent is crucial. These seven videos from the US help patients to understand what's involved... [Read More]
 

Book Review: Where Science and Ethics Meet – Dilemmas at the Frontiers of Medicine and Biology

21 November 2016 - by Cassandra Dighton
This introduction to ethics in medicine is no dreary textbook, but is a stimulating conversation starter and a welcome addition to any ethics bookshelf... [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]
 

Radio Review: The Life Scientific - Ian Wilmut on Dolly the Sheep

14 November 2016 - by Jenny Sharpe
Dolly the sheep was undoubtedly the world's most famous sheep – but how did she come to be, and what did she mean to her creator, Professor Sir Ian Wilmut?... [Read More]
 

Book Review: Redesigning Life - How Genome Editing will Transform the World

07 November 2016 - by Annabel Slater
Dr John Parrington thinks the ethics of genome editing should be shaped by scientifically informed public debate, and he hopes his book will provide a starting point... [Read More]
 

Event Review: 'Genome editing: an ethical review' launch

31 October 2016 - by Jennifer Willows
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics presented its preliminary report 'Genome editing: an ethical review' in the genteel surroundings of the Royal Geographical Society in South Kensington... [Read More]
 

Video Review: The DNA Journey

31 October 2016 - by Matthew Thomas
A recent viral advertising campaign about the power of genetic ancestry testing tugs at the heart strings. But the science it invokes may not be all it's purported to be... [Read More]
 

Podcast Review: The Primitive Streak

24 October 2016 - by Anneesa Amjad
In this podcast, Radiolab presenter Molly Webster explores the origins of the 14-day rule – the internationally agreed two-week time constraint on growing embryos in a lab... [Read More]
 

Event Review: The ethics of uterus transplantation

17 October 2016 - by Dr Nicola Williams
This symposium was organised to facilitate in-depth discussion as well as international and interdisciplinary collaboration between academics and clinicians with an interest in uterus transplantation (UTx), which would allow women who lack a functioning uterus to become pregnant and give birth to their own babies... [Read More]
 

TV Review: A world without Down's syndrome?

10 October 2016 - by Evelyn Jager
In this documentary, Sally Phillips argues that individuals are more than just their biological characteristics and their potential health problems. But, if we view people in these terms, it's all too easy to ignore what fantastic qualities they might end up having too... [Read More]
 

Book Review: Regulating Reproductive Donation

03 October 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
This collection of essays from leading lawyers, fertility professionals, social scientists, ethicists, and others documents the experiences of families engaging in assisted conception, adding to the growing body of empirical studies in this area... [Read More]
 

Event Review: Who owns your genome?

03 October 2016 - by Isobel Steer
Do you know who owns your genome? And who, if anyone, would you choose to give your genetic information to? This debate, organised by the British Science Association and supported by Genomics England, covered the cutting-edge issues in genomic ethics and legality... [Read More]
 

TV Review – Fertility & Me

26 September 2016 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
The One Show's Alex Jones explores her own fertility and looks at the emotional and financial costs of IVF, while also examining the technological and medical advances that may help more people become parents in the future... [Read More]
 

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]
 

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RETHINKING THE ETHICS OF EMBRYO RESEARCH
Genome Editing, 14 Days and Beyond

Public Conference
London
7 December 2016

Speakers include

Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Dr Kathy Niakan

Professor Sir Ian Wilmut

Lord George Carey

Baroness Mary Warnock

Dr Simon Fishel

Professor Bruce Whitelaw

Professor Alison Murdoch

Professor David Jones

Professor Sarah Franklin

Professor Stephen Wilkinson

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