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3D imaging of endometrium will help to understand implantation of embryo
19 April 2021 - by Dr Soumya Staton
The three-dimensional structure of the human endometrium has been discovered, which could lead to greater insights into infertility, embryo implantation, and endometrium-related diseases... [Read More]
IUI success dependant on motile sperm count threshold
19 April 2021 - by Dr Rachael Boyle
Researchers have identified a sperm count threshold which optimises the chance of intrauterine insemination (IUI) resulting in pregnancy... [Read More]
Mitochondrial genes in fat tissues work poorly in obesity
19 April 2021 - by Anna Wernick
A twin study has revealed that obesity causes the dysfunction of mitochondria which triggers inflammation, particularly in fat tissue... [Read More]
FILM: Researchers create monkey/human chimeric embryos
19 April 2021 - by BioNews
The director of the Progress Educational Trust is interviewed by 5 News about embryos containing material from both monkeys and humans... [Read More]
Ectogenesis: ethical challenges in creating artificial wombs
12 April 2021 - by Professor John D Loike
Three new reports in Nature illuminate the potential to transform artificial wombs from a laboratory tool into a procedure to grow and maintain a human embryo from fertilisation until birth... [Read More]
FILM: The Business of Egg Freezing – From Bluster to Best Practice
12 April 2021 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about how egg freezing relates to patient interests and business interests... [Read More]
Radio Review: Inside Science – Human embryo research and ethics
12 April 2021 - by Beatrice Costa
Should research on human embryos be permitted beyond 14 days?... [Read More]
TV Review: DNA Family Secrets
12 April 2021 - by Elpida Fragouli
As a human geneticist I've always been interested in anything DNA-related, whether this is a book, research paper, film, or documentary. I never expected, however, that DNA would be the focus of a semi-documentary/semi-intellectual reality TV show, hosted by Stacey Dooley... [Read More]
Podcast Review: How to be a Superhero – The hidden powers within your genes
29 March 2021 - by Joseph Hamilton
When you hear the word 'superhero', the image which springs to mind may be of a billionaire playboy philanthropist or an agile acrobat in unnecessary tight latex... [Read More]