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DNA company accused of fudging people's genetic test results
16 September 2019 - by Dr Maria Botcharova
Seventeen former employees of a genetic testing company, Orig3n, have accused it of not meeting scientific standards and returning inaccurate results... [Read More]
Fertility clinic ordered to reveal donor list after sperm mix-up
16 September 2019 - by Georgia Everett
A New Jersey couple is suing a fertility clinic after another man's sperm was accidentally used during their IVF treatment... [Read More]
Genome-editing shows potential for treating HIV in patient
16 September 2019 - by Charlotte Spicer
Chinese scientists have used the genome editing tool CRISPR in an attempt to treat HIV in a patient with blood cancer, for the first time... [Read More]
Forgeries of Happiness: Dishonesty and Deceit in IVF
16 September 2019 - by James Lawford Davies and Eleri Williams
Happily fraud, dishonesty and forgery are seldom features of IVF treatment. But on rare occasions (and for widely differing reasons), some patients are not wholly transparent or honest in their engagement with clinics... [Read More]
Selfish and septuagenarian: when do reproductive rights end?
16 September 2019 - by Dr Anna Smajdor
A woman in India has given birth to twins. In itself, nothing particularly worth reporting there. Women give birth to babies all the time... [Read More]
Everything you wanted to know about genomics but were afraid to ask
9 September 2019 - by Eleanor Taylor
The Progress Educational Trust (PET), which publishes BioNews, held a public event at Manchester's Science and Industry Museum to discuss genomics... [Read More]
Event Review: Transforming Medicine - The Promise of Human Genome Editing for Rare and Genetic Disease
16 September 2019 - by Sophia McCully
At the 2019 FORUM Annual Lecture at the Academy of Medical Sciences in London, Dr John Leonard, president and chief executive officer at Intellia Therapeutics gave an enlightening overview of the work they are doing towards clinical application of genome editing and his thoughts on the general genome editing field... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Global infertility - Could The Handmaid's Tale become reality?
9 September 2019 - by Jakki Magowan
The BBC's World Service weekly podcast series, CrowdScience, invites listeners to pose questions about life, Earth and the universe. To find answers, they interview experts at the frontiers of knowledge... [Read More]
Book Review: Birth Rights and Wrongs: How Medicine and Technology are Remaking Reproduction and the Law
2 September 2019 - by Suzi Denton
In his new book, Professor Dov Fox shines a light on the harms that are done to fertility patients, and the lack of protection which the law in the USA affords them... [Read More]