Growing Families conferences in London and Dublin, March 2020
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Dutch stem cell bank loses cells
17 February 2020 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
Dutch stem cell bank Cryo-Save has misplaced thousands of stem cell samples while transferring them from facilities across Europe to Poland... [Read More]
Fresh donor eggs better for IVF than frozen
17 February 2020 - by Dr Katie Howe
Using fresh donated eggs for IVF leads to slightly better birth outcomes than frozen, according to the largest comparison of fresh and frozen donor eggs for IVF to date... [Read More]
Improved base-editors advance CRISPR based genome editing
17 February 2020 - by Alegria Vaz Mouyal
Refined base editing techniques that appear to reduce off-target effects may improve the accuracy of future gene therapies, according to new research... [Read More]
#ExtendTheLimit - PET pushes the campaign past the first milestone
17 February 2020 - by Sarah Norcross
Progress Educational Trust (PET) is celebrating: the Government has listened to our #ExtendTheLimit campaign, heard our calls for compassion and common sense and announced a public consultation looking at extending the ten-year storage limit... [Read More]
FILM: Health and Genomics - What's the Score with Polygenic Scores?
17 February 2020 - by Sandy Starr
This film documents a debate about polygenic risk scores chaired by the deputy director of the Progress Educational Trust at the Battle of Ideas festival... [Read More]
FILM: Does Fertility Treatment Still Need to Be a Medical Secret? (Part 4)
10 February 2020 - by BioNews
The fourth in a series of films documenting a recent Progress Educational Trust/Scottish Government event on fertility and medical secrecy, featuring a panel discussion chaired by Dr Sarah Martins Da Silva of the University of Dundee... [Read More]
Event Review: The Gene Gap – Who would you trust to edit the human race?
17 February 2020 - by Ana Hallgarten
The Guardian Live's event entitled 'The Gene Gap: 'Who would you trust to edit the human race?', took place on 28 January 2020 at SamsungKX, London... [Read More]
Book Review: The Human DNA Manual – Understanding Your Genetic Code
10 February 2020 - by Eleanor Taylor
DNA-themed products are becoming increasingly common within the consumer marketplace, however, genetic literacy within the general population is typically poor which may make it difficult for potential customers to scrutinise these products with a discerning eye... [Read More]
Radio Review: Trying to Find a Black Egg Donor
3 February 2020 - by Susan Tranfield
At 38 years of age, with four failed rounds of IVF behind her, Natasha wants to know why she can't find a non-white egg donor... [Read More]