'Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis 2018: Current Practice and Beyond', 9-10 November 2018
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Genetic link between obesity and loneliness discovered
9 July 2018 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
A total of 15 genetic loci linked to loneliness have been discovered in a new study, as well as an association between obesity and a person's risk of loneliness and depression... [Read More]
NHS will become flagship health service for genomic medicine
9 July 2018 - by Ruth Retassie
Genomics England and the NHS will incorporate genome sequencing into routine care by establishing the Genomic Medicine Service... [Read More]
Nuts improve sperm quality, antioxidants don't
9 July 2018 - by Dr Marianne Kennedy and Shaoni Bhattacharya
Eating nuts may significantly improve sperm quality and function in healthy men, suggests new research... [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]