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Colorado bans anonymous sperm and egg donation from 2025
16 May 2022 - by Jen Willows
Colorado has passed a bill that will give donor-conceived people the right to access information about their donors... [Read More]
CRISPR can reverse epigenetic changes caused by adolescent binge drinking
16 May 2022 - by Jessica Peixinho
A 'factory reset' of the brain, using genome editing, could be used to treat alcohol addiction and anxiety, scientists have suggested... [Read More]
Dopamine-producing cells created for Parkinson's disease treatment
16 May 2022 - by Catherine Turnbull
Dopamine-producing cells created from induced pluripotent stem cells and transplanted into rats with Parkinson's disease, successfully alleviated symptoms, a new study has shown... [Read More]
FILM: Adding Up What We Know – A Global Perspective on Fertility Treatment Add-Ons
16 May 2022 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about fertility treatment 'add-ons' – optional treatments or procedures offered alongside IVF, often at considerable expense to the patient, which may not be supported by reliable evidence... [Read More]
Mitochondrial transfer: first for fertility treatment, then for mitochondrial diseases
16 May 2022 - by Professor Guido Pennings
Australia recently passed legislation explicitly allowing mitochondrial donation... [Read More]
The Newborn Genomes Programme: Genomics England answers your questions
16 May 2022 - by Simon Wilde
Questions submitted by participants in a recent Progress Educational Trust event are answered by Genomics England... [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]
TV Review: The Babymaker Uncovered
16 May 2022 - by Manon Everard
For many couples in the UK, the journey to becoming parents can be incredibly difficult. Jennifer O'Leary, a reporter for Spotlight at BBC Northern Ireland, investigated a Belfast clinic that claimed to have developed a new technique for patients struggling with fertility, that has reportedly led to the birth of 1700 babies... [Read More]
Event Review: Challenges with Embryo Selection Using Polygenic Scores, Fertility 2022
9 May 2022 - by Dr Valerie Shaikly
The use of polygenic risk scores for embryo selection has come up repeatedly over the past year so I was excited to attend a talk on the subject at the Fertility 2022 conference... [Read More]