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King's College London - Health: More than a medical matter

Sarah Guy

Sarah Guy

Sarah Guy is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews and a medical news writer for MedWire, an independent online medical news service providing healthcare professional and consumer medical news across the whole of medicine, where her specialist area is prostate cancer. Previously, she studied English and Philosophy at the University of York, where she became interested in the ethics of complex and controversial life-and-death issues. After a period studying at Paris Sorbonne University, she obtained an MA in Medical Ethics and Law from Kings College London, where her research focused on the legal and ethical implications of new and developing reproductive technologies and genetic therapy.


BioNews Comment articles written by Sarah Guy:

The end of the HFEA: Are we throwing the baby out with the bathwater?

24 January 2011 - by Sarah Guy

'We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we began to form into teams we were reorganised. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising. And a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralisation' - quoted by Professor Robin Lovell-Badge. The Progress Educational Trust and Anne Mclaren Memorial Fund organised a debate last week... [Read More]

Paying egg donors: a child at any price?

25 October 2010 - by Sarah Guy

Should we pay women to become egg donors to tackle the 'mismatch' between supply and demand? This question was debated last week in an event organised by the Progress Educational Trust in partnership with the Royal Society of Medicine, supported by the National Gamete Donation Trust and the British Fertility Society (BFS)... [Read More]

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Diminishing returns after five cycles, says Australian IVF study

02 September 2013 - by Sarah Guy

The cumulative chances of a woman getting pregnant following IVF increase with each treatment cycle until the sixth cycle, after which the increases are minimal, show study results from Australia and New Zealand.... [Read More]

Japan moves toward human-animal embryo experimentation

24 June 2013 - by Sarah Guy

Researchers in Japan are one step closer to being able to implant human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into an animal embryo. Their aim is to grow a fully-grown human pancreas in an animal, a pig, and ultimately harvest and transplant such organs into patients... [Read More]

Fat stem cells show promise against brain cancer in lab tests

18 March 2013 - by Sarah Guy

Stem cells taken from patients' own fat tissue could potentially be used to deliver treatments direct to brain tumours, say scientists after early laboratory tests... [Read More]

US Supreme Court: Challenge to expand stem cell funding rejected

14 January 2013 - by Sarah Guy

The US Supreme Court has declined to hear a final appeal seeking to challenge the legality of using public money to fund embryonic stem cell (hESC) research... [Read More]

Rights to maternity leave granted to parents through surrogacy

26 November 2012 - by Sarah Guy

The right to maternity leave in the UK will be extended to parents of children born through surrogacy, under proposed changes to rules on parental leave recently announced by the Government.... [Read More]

Viable mouse eggs made from stem cells

08 October 2012 - by Sarah Guy

A team of Japanese researchers has created mouse eggs from stem cells and has fertilised them using IVF to produce baby mice. It is the first time scientists have reported producing properly functioning eggs using this type of stem cell.... [Read More]

Obesity linked to abnormal eggs in women undergoing IVF

17 September 2012 - by Sarah Guy

The eggs of women undergoing IVF are significantly more likely to contain chromosomal abnormalities if the woman is severely obese than eggs belonging to women who are of a healthy weight, a recent US study suggests... [Read More]

Romney's running mate generates media storm over positions on 'personhood' and IVF

20 August 2012 - by Sarah Guy

Views held by Paul Ryan – the man chosen by US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney to be his running mate – that life begins at fertilisation have caused a media furore in North America.... [Read More]

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis for cancer risk during IVF is feasible, study indicates

09 July 2012 - by Sarah Guy

It is now scientifically feasible to use preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) during IVF to screen embryos for genes associated with high cancer risk, scientists say... [Read More]

Older dads may have children who live longer lives

18 June 2012 - by Sarah Guy

Children born to men who delay fatherhood may live longer, a US study has shown. The findings indicate that as men age, the telomeres in sperm appear to lengthen, offering a protective effect against the cell aging process - a benefit which could be passed on to future generations... [Read More]

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