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Book Review: Introducing Epigenetics – A graphic guide

27 February 2017 - by Annabel Slater
'Introducing Epigenetics: A graphic guide' is a mini-textbook pitched as a non-fiction comic book. Despite the colourful cover and perky graphics inside, this book does not make for light reading... [Read More]
 

Film Review: Dish Life

20 February 2017 - by Paul Waldron
Dish Life, the last of four films made for Cambridge Shorts, takes a quirky look at the daily life of a stem cell researcher... [Read More]
 

Radio Review: Revisiting the 14-Day Rule

30 January 2017 - by Sarah Gregory
Matthew Hill covers the 30-year history of the 14-day rule on human embryo research, bringing the topic right up to the present day and the current debate on extending the rule... [Read More]
 

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: Big Unknowns – can we stop ageing?

16 January 2017 - by Matthew Thomas
Is ageing inevitable, or can it be stopped? The Guardian Science Weekly podcast explored the latest thinking in the science of ageing... [Read More]
 

Book Review: Avalanche – A Love Story

09 January 2017 - by Rebecca Carr
Avalanche is a courageous and intimate account of Australian novelist Julia Leigh's attempts to have a child through IVF... [Read More]
 

Video Review: Do kids think of sperm donors as family?

09 January 2017 - by Lucas Taylor
The question of who constitutes family is a modern philosophical quandary. Given the debate in this area, Veerle Provoost's TED talk is quite topical... [Read More]
 

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]
 

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