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Children born with rare immune disease still healthy ten years after gene therapy
25 October 2021 - by James Moore
Gene therapy given to children born with a deadly immune disease remains safe and effective ten years on, researchers report... [Read More]
Functional sperm developed in vitro from primate embryonic stem cells
25 October 2021 - by Abbie Harper
Stem cells from rhesus macaque monkeys have been used to make sperm in a dish... [Read More]
Namibian citizenship granted to child born via surrogacy to gay couple
25 October 2021 - by Ruth Retassie
The Namibian High Court has granted citizenship to the child of a same-sex couple born via surrogacy... [Read More]
Female Fertility: What Does the Future Hold?
25 October 2021 - by Zaina Mahmoud
The Progress Education Trust event 'Female Fertility: What Does the Future Hold?' was the latest in a series of online discussions providing informative debate on future approaches to reproductive matters... [Read More]
FILM: #ExtendTheLimit – What Now For Egg Freezing?
25 October 2021 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about the future of egg freezing, in light of the UK Government's announcement that it intends to extend gamete and embryo storage limits... [Read More]
One for sorrow
18 October 2021 - by Professor Darren Griffin
A personal memoir and tribute to Professor Joy Delhanty. Mentor, scientist, friend... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Why Me? Searching for genetic susceptibility to chronic fatigue syndrome and pain
25 October 2021 - by Francina Agosti
Chronic fatigue and pain are long term debilitating diseases affecting many people worldwide. Despite decades of research, the specific mechanism or an effective therapy has not yet been found... [Read More]
TV Review: Fighting for Fertility
25 October 2021 - by Elpida Fragouli
What does it take to make a family when natural conception is difficult or even impossible?.. [Read More]
Book Review: The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA matters for social equality
18 October 2021 - by Dr John Gillott
'Genetic differences between people create differences between them in their likelihood of having speech and language problems. Genetic differences between people create differences between them in their likelihood of being homeless. The first sentence is not particularly controversial; the second one almost definitely is. But why?'... [Read More]