'Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis 2018: Current Practice and Beyond', 9-10 November 2018
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Anonymous gamete donation to be banned in Ireland
16 July 2018 - by Grace O'Regan
The anonymous donation of sperm and eggs for use in assisted reproduction is due to be banned in Ireland by next autumn... [Read More]
HFEA to issue regulations on IVF add-ons
16 July 2018 - by Rachel Siden
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) will require fertility clinics to give patients full information about any IVF 'add-on' services being offered to them... [Read More]
Pregnant Cambodian surrogates charged with human trafficking
16 July 2018 - by Melanie Krause
At least 32 pregnant Cambodian women have been charged for involvement in human trafficking... [Read More]
Australia's careful step towards legalising mitochondrial donation
9 July 2018 - by Dr Ainsley Newson
Mitochondrial donation has seeded a growing literature in bioethics, law and the social sciences. This technology, which introduces third-party mitochondria to an embryo or oocyte, has contributed to many long-standing social and ethical questions... [Read More]
FILM: Dr Roger Highfield in conversation with Baroness Mary Warnock
9 July 2018 - by BioNews
Baroness Mary Warnock, Patron of the Progress Educational Trust, discusses how she and her colleagues built the foundations of today's IVF and embryo research regulation... [Read More]
How do we deal with big genomic data responsibly?
9 July 2018 - by Charlott Repschlager
The latest event organised by the Progress Educational Trust 'With great genomic data comes great responsibility', came at a perfect time... [Read More]
Book Review: Genetics (a Ladybird Expert book)
25 June 2018 - by Mikey Lebrett
Nostalgia is a powerful driver of human behaviour. Over the past three years, Penguin Random House has tapped into this emotion by launching adult books with the unmistakable writing style, illustrations and appearance of the classic Ladybird children's books which were sold in their hundreds of millions in the last century... [Read More]
TV Review: CBS 60 Minutes – 'CRISPR'
18 June 2018 - by Isobel Steer
The world is waking up to CRISPR. American media giant CBS sets out to explain to the public what genome editing is – and why it matters – by interviewing some of the top scientists behind the technology... [Read More]
TV Review: Four men, 175 babies: Britain's Super Sperm Donors
18 June 2018 - by Eleanor Taylor
As an embryologist working in a fertility clinic, I frequently use donor sperm to help individuals and couples become parents. In my little fertility clinic bubble, sperm donation is a highly regulated process... [Read More]