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Egypt says egg-freezing is permissible in Islam
9 September 2019 - by Rachel Siden
Following the viral Facebook post of an Egyptian woman who announced that she had frozen her eggs, Egypt's Islamic legislature Dar Al-Ifta announced that egg freezing is permissible within Islam under certain conditions... [Read More]
IVF temporarily changes babies' epigenetics
9 September 2019 - by Dr Rachel Montgomery
A new study has found that children born from assisted reproductive technologies have different epigenetic patterns to those born through natural conception - but that these differences vanish by adulthood... [Read More]
NHS to provide gene therapy for rare eye disease
9 September 2019 - by Jen Willows
An in-body gene therapy treatment has been approved to treat a rare genetic form of blindness... [Read More]
Everything you wanted to know about genomics but were afraid to ask
9 September 2019 - by Eleanor Taylor
The Progress Educational Trust (PET), which publishes BioNews, held a public event at Manchester's Science and Industry Museum to discuss genomics... [Read More]
Response to 'Ovarian tissue grafts to combat the menopause' by Dr Melanie Davies
9 September 2019 - by Yousri Afifi, Professor Arri Coomarasamy, Professor Christiani Amorim, Dr Hajra Khattak, Dr Manal Elgendy and Professor Simon Fishel
Due to the limited space offered by BioNews we can only take up a few but highly significant points raised by Dr Melanie Davies... [Read More]
Human-animal chimeras: should other countries follow Japan's lead?
2 September 2019 - by Dr Patrick Foong
Under the new Japanese guidelines, a Japanese scientist, Dr Hiromitsu Nakauchi, is the first to receive government approval to produce animal embryos that have human cells and transplant them into surrogate animals... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Global infertility - Could The Handmaid's Tale become reality?
9 September 2019 - by Jakki Magowan
The BBC's World Service weekly podcast series, CrowdScience, invites listeners to pose questions about life, Earth and the universe. To find answers, they interview experts at the frontiers of knowledge... [Read More]
Book Review: Birth Rights and Wrongs: How Medicine and Technology are Remaking Reproduction and the Law
2 September 2019 - by Suzi Denton
In his new book, Professor Dov Fox shines a light on the harms that are done to fertility patients, and the lack of protection which the law in the USA affords them... [Read More]
Book Review: Gene Eating - The Science of Obesity and the Truth about Diets
27 August 2019 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
It's never been easier to eat more and move less, so it's no surprise that the worldwide prevalence of obesity has more than doubled since the 1980s. With so much 'advice' at our fingertips, whose guidance do we follow and how do we get to the truth? ... [Read More]