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HFEA considers proposing donor anonymity law changes
23 May 2022 - by Hannah Flynn
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is considering ways gamete donor anonymity laws could be changed, as the advent of straight-to-consumer genetic testing has 'thrown into question' the assumption of anonymity... [Read More]
HFEA reports on IVF access during the COVID-19 pandemic
23 May 2022 - by Cliona Farrell
NHS-funded IFV cycles were slower to resume on average than privately-funded treatments after the mandatory closure of all UK clinics due to the COVID-19 pandemic... [Read More]
Insight into mitochondrial dysfunction in ageing
23 May 2022 - by James Moore
A mechanism which controls mitochondrial production and activity has been identified, and could help explain mitochondrial functional decline with age. [Read More]
A new plea to the HFEA chair for mandatory fertility counselling
23 May 2022 - by Anthony Ryb
Counsellors hold thousands of stories and support any and everyone we meet with compassion to help guide them through the process, pain, suffering, uncertainty and whatever outcomes arises... [Read More]
Heads up – BioNews is changing
23 May 2022 - by Sarah Norcross
We are delighted to announce that we are in the final stages of PET's website redevelopment project... [Read More]
The changing landscape of egg donation in Europe: findings from the UK, Belgium and Spain
23 May 2022 - by Professor Nicky Hudson
The EDNA study which looked at the social, political, economic and moral constitution of egg donation in Europe, ended recently, after 4.5 years of research... [Read More]
Documentary Review: Freezing Fertility
23 May 2022 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
'Freezing fertility' is a documentary by the Dutch broadcaster VPRO, which delves into the opinions and policies on egg cell freezing around the world... [Read More]
Theatre Review: The Fever Syndrome
23 May 2022 - by Zaina Mahmoud
It will never cease to amaze me how many fertility-related plays there are in London... [Read More]
Book Review: Surrogacy in Russia
16 May 2022 - by Zaina Mahmoud
While Russia may not seem like an obvious choice for cross-border surrogacy to many, its liberal legal regime actually makes it one of the most permissive places to seek surrogacy... [Read More]