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Book Review: Modern Families - Parents and Children in New Family Forms

26 May 2015 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
Susan Golombok's 'Modern Families: Parents and Children in New Family Forms' challenges the assumption that the traditional nuclear family is the best environment in which to raise children... [Read More]
 

Event Review: Pint of Science Festival - From Sticky Sperm to Sugary Doughnuts

26 May 2015 - by Natalie Moska
Last week I attended a Pint of Science session entitled 'Sugar and Sperm' held at a floating pub on Albert Embankment in London - part of a worldwide festival hosting more than 600 evenings of science in 50 cities and eight countries as far afield as Australia and the USA... [Read More]
 

TV Review: The Olympic Journey - Born Winners

18 May 2015 - by Marco Narajos
'The Olympic Journey: Born Winners' sets out to answer the question 'Are winners born or made?' In the process, it offers a look into the science of what it takes to become a winner and addresses the consequences of genetic testing in the future of the sporting world... [Read More]
 

Radio Review: Credit Card Baby

05 May 2015 - by Daniel Malynn
Annie Caulfield's play has some truly touching moments and clever insights into egg donation... [Read More]
 

Book Review: From Bench to Bedside, to Track and Field

27 April 2015 - by Dr Ross Cloney
The image of eugenics often portrayed in the media is reminiscent of the horrors of the early to middle 20th century. Legions of identical blond-haired, blue-eyed ubermenschen, backed by an authoritarian state with no room for diversity or difference. In 'From Bench to Bedside, to Track and Field: the context of enhancement and its ethical relevance', Silvia Camporesi demolishes that image... [Read More]
 

Podcast Review: Guardian Science Weekly - the UK's genetic structure revealed

20 April 2015 - by Meghna Kataria
This podcast by the Guardian's Science Weekly features an interview with Professor Peter Donnelly from the University of Oxford. As a part of the People of the British Isles project, his team has just mapped the DNA of 2,039 Caucasian Britons from all over rural UK revealing new insights into what it means to be British... [Read More]
 

Podcast Review: The Naked Scientists - A hundred thousand genomes

13 April 2015 - by Sophie McLachlan
In 2003 the first complete map of the human genome was unveiled and the world was promised a genomics-led revolution in medical science. In spite of this, it was only two years ago that the 100,000 Genomes Project was launched in the UK to sequence 100,000 genomes from NHS patients by 2017... [Read More]
 

Radio Review: Thinking Allowed - Commercial Surrogacy in India

13 April 2015 - by Ëlo Luik
Last month BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed examined a rather extraordinary invitation: 'See the Taj Mahal by the moonlight while your embryo grows in a petri dish'... [Read More]
 

Event Review: In conversation with Dr Amy Gutmann

23 March 2015 - by Rachel Brown
On 15 March 2015, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics held its annual public lecture, which this year featured political scientist and philosopher Dr Amy Gutmann, chair of the US Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues... [Read More]
 

TV Review: HARDtalk - Professor Robert Winston

16 March 2015 - by Simon Hazelwood-Smith
This interview started badly for Professor Robert Winston. Within the first four minutes he had branded the concerns of opponents to mitochondrial donation 'trivial', and almost immediately after denied that he had done so... [Read More]
 

Event Review: Does egg-freezing enable women to 'have it all'?

09 March 2015 - by Rachel Brown
I arrived with some bemusement at this one-hour debate, 'Does egg-freezing enable women to "have it all"', to Beyoncé playing out loudly to an excited lecture theatre... [Read More]
 

Review: Panorama – Can You Cure My Cancer?

02 March 2015 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars
This well-timed Panorama documentary details how innovative treatments are being developed at the Institute of Cancer Research and trialled at the Royal Marsden...

 

Event Review: 'Do You Really Want to Know?' screening by Genetic Alliance UK

23 February 2015 - by Sean Byrne
Do you really want to know? This was the question presented in the award-winning documentary of the same title, and to the panel in a discussion that followed its recent screening by Genetic Alliance UK... [Read More]
 

Radio Review: Exchanges at the Frontier - Genomics

23 February 2015 - by Isobel Steer
Within the first minute, it is already clear that genomic sequencing is something of a Pandora's Box; or, as AC Grayling calls it, 'a modern dilemma'... [Read More]
 

Book Review: Good Science - The Ethical Choreography of Stem Cell Research

16 February 2015 - by Dr Ross Cloney
The emergence of stem cell research has been one of the most transformative biological advances of the last decade. In 'Good Science', Charis Thompson outlines the ethical back and forth that was often the public face of this rapidly advancing science... [Read More]
 

Book Review: Relatedness in Assisted Reproduction - Families, Origins and Identities

09 February 2015 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
This collection of interdisciplinary perspectives and empirical observations on the meanings that are attached to a concept of 'relatedness' in fertility treatment is an important read for anyone involved in assisted conception... [Read More]
 

Theatre review: The Empty Frame

02 February 2015 - by Daniel Malynn
'The Empty Frame' by the PSYCHEdelight theatre company was billed as an edgy and controversial play but fails to go into any previously unexplored territory or bring any new perspectives.... [Read More]
 

TV Review: Modern Times - The Vikings are coming

02 February 2015 - by Professor Eric Blyth
The central characters in Sue Bourne's hour-long documentary 'The Vikings Are Coming' are three single women, Holly (36), Gemma (40), and Amanda (43) and a lesbian couple in their thirties, Kal and Anna. Largely reliant on video footage filmed by the women themselves, viewers are able to witness Holly's, Gemma's, Kal's and Anna's emotional roller-coaster as they try to get pregnant using Danish donor sperm... [Read More]
 

Radio Review: Out of the Ordinary - Desperately Seeking Sperm

26 January 2015 - by Simon Hazelwood-Smith
The world of unregulated sperm donation is revealed as an underground market of desperation, exploitation and remarkable characters.
 

Film Review: Survival of the Fabulous

12 January 2015 - by Jenny Sharpe
'Darwin, you've got some explaining to do!'... [Read More]
 

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