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BioNews, published by the Progress Educational Trust (PET), provides news and comment on genetics, assisted conception, embryo/stem cell research and related areas. You can subscribe to the BioNews email newsletter for free.

COVID leaves surrogate babies stranded in Russia
3 August 2020 - by Laura Riggall
As many as 1000 babies born through surrogacy in Russia have been unable to meet their intended parents due to the COVID-19 pandemic... [Read More]
Epigenetic factors control mouse embryo development
3 August 2020 - by Martha Roberts
Key epigenetic factors regulating cell diversity in mouse embryos have been revealed in new research... [Read More]
Gene therapy reverses memory loss from Alzheimer's in mice
3 August 2020 - by Dr Rachael Boyle
Memory loss has been reversed in mice with Alzheimer's disease following gene therapy... [Read More]
IVF: A Test Case – Whether, When and How Clinics Should Test Patients and Staff for COVID-19
3 August 2020 - by Dr Valerie Shaikly
A timely review and discussion of best practice, guidelines and practical realities surrounding COVID, with an emphasis on testing... [Read More]
FILM: More Trouble in Store? The Two-Year Extension to Embryo and Gamete Storage Limits
27 July 2020 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about a new law extending egg, sperm and embryo storage limits, in order to address problems caused by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic... [Read More]
Unproven stem cell therapies, and now, strong words from the FDA
27 July 2020 - by Dr Patrick Foong and Ms Grace Borsellino
There has been general concern around the reports of untested stem cell treatments being sold before they have been proven safe and effective... [Read More]
Podcast Review: SART Fertility Experts – donor eggs, fresh or frozen?
3 August 2020 - by Francesca Sowerbutts
Offered as a podcast for those 'trying to build a family', Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) Fertility Experts calls upon experts to discuss about the most important topics and issues relating to fertility testing and treatment... [Read More]
Podcast Review: SART Fertility Experts - What is IVF?
27 July 2020 - by Susan Tranfield-Thomas
'SART Fertility Experts' is an educational project that aims to inform prospective patients about the various options available, through a series of podcasts conducted by experts working in assisted conception, including reproductive endocrinologists, reproductive urologists, genetic counsellors and mental health professionals... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Genetic Shambles - COVID-19 experts Q&A
20 July 2020 - by Isobel Steer
COVID-19 has made clear that we have not had enough of experts... [Read More]