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Artificial mitochondria generate energy and save damaged cells
27 September 2021 - by Joseph Hawkins
Artificial mitochondria capable of releasing energy, which can be used to repair damaged cells, have been created, claim a team of researchers... [Read More]
Embryo-like structures created out of human stem cells
27 September 2021 - by Christina Burke
A new model of the human embryo made from stem cells has been developed by researchers in the USA... [Read More]
First genome editing treatment for HIV enters clinical trials
27 September 2021 - by Abbie Harper
A CRISPR-based therapy developed as a potential cure for HIV has been approved for human clinical trials by the US Food and Drug Administration... [Read More]
New Zealand fast-tracks consideration of surrogacy law reform
27 September 2021 - by Dr Debra Wilson
In November 2020 the New Zealand Law Commission|Te Aka Matua o te Ture announced that a Review of Surrogacy laws had been added to its work programme... [Read More]
Welcoming surrogacy opportunities in England and Wales
27 September 2021 - by Dr Kirsty Horsey, Dr Kamal Ahuja and Professor Nick Macklon
BioNews readers may have seen the news reports on surrogacy last week which showed that there has been an almost fourfold increase in the numbers of parental orders over the last decade... [Read More]
Settlement reached against Canadian fertility doctor who used his own sperm… but no criminal charges
20 September 2021 - by Sara Cohen
Many readers will have heard about the case of Dr Norman Barwin from Ontario, Canada, who, from the early 1970s until the 2010s, allegedly inseminated hundreds of his patients with his own sperm or the wrong sperm... [Read More]
Film Review: Together Together
27 September 2021 - by Zaina Mahmoud
In Together Together, writer-director Nikole Beckwith presents the complex relationship between Matt and Anna, a couple only in the sense of being two people... [Read More]
Podcast Review: #GenomicsConversation 2021 – It's complicated! or is it?
27 September 2021 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
'It's Complicated! Or is it?' – this is the notion that Dr Michelle Bishop, Amelia McPherson and Dr Ed Miller from the Genomic Education Programme team, a part of Health Education England, are aiming to challenge in this podcast... [Read More]
TV Review: Human the World Within – Birth
20 September 2021 - by Joseph Hamilton
Gird your loins for we are amid a reproductive revolution, or so I am informed in Birth, episode six of the Netflix documentary series Human: The World Within... [Read More]