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Activity in stem cell-derived neurons predicts neural deficits in people with schizophrenia
17 January 2022 - by Tom Turner
For the first time, a biomarker for symptoms of psychiatric illness has been discovered using neurons derived from schizophrenia patients' own cells... [Read More]
Adverse outcomes associated with assisted reproduction not caused by IVF
17 January 2022 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
Fertility treatment is not the cause of adverse birth outcomes in babies born after medically assisted reproduction... [Read More]
Donor conceived baby put up for adoption over ethnicity and sperm donor sued for fraud
17 January 2022 - by Jakki Magowan
A Japanese woman is suing her sperm donor for fraud and emotional distress after discovering he lied about his credentials... [Read More]
FILM: Whole Genome Sequencing at Birth – Consenting Adults, Sequencing Babies
17 January 2022 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about whole genome sequencing at birth, asking ethical and practical questions about consent... [Read More]
Immune 'add ons' in assisted reproduction
17 January 2022 - by Professor Ashley Moffett
One of the most difficult challenges for doctors treating women with infertility or recurrent miscarriage is that no cause is found in around 50 percent of cases... [Read More]
What were you reading in 2021?
17 January 2022 - by Sarah Norcross
In 2021 we published 99 comment pieces, 334 news articles and 74 reviews in BioNews... [Read More]
Book Review: The Fertility Book – Your definitive guide to achieving a healthy pregnancy
17 January 2022 - by Ahmed Amer
If you are interested in finding out about fertility and fertility treatment, you will most likely embark on an online crusade only to find yourself completely inundated with information, a lot of which, sadly, is not very accurate... [Read More]
Event Review: Modifying Humans – Is global governance of genome editing possible?
17 January 2022 - by Isobel Steer
The Centre for Bioethics and Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, presented a fascinating talk on the opportunities for great medical advancements, and grave harm, presented to researchers by CRISPR/Cas9 and other apporaches to genome editing... [Read More]
Event Review: The Surrogacy Act
10 January 2022 - by Anna Nelson
At the start of December I attended The Surrogacy Act – an event hosted virtually by Modern Art Oxford... [Read More]