The Fertility Show, London, 1-3 November 2019
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First 'blastoids' from mouse stem cells implanted in womb
21 October 2019 - by Jennifer Frosch
US researchers have generated novel early embryo models – called blastoids – from mouse stem cells and implanted them into surrogate mice... [Read More]
Health reports from direct-to-consumer genetic tests 'woefully incomplete'
21 October 2019 - by Jen Willows
Direct-to-consumer genetic tests should not be used as a basis for medical decision making, according to two separate studies released last week... [Read More]
Human 'mini-brains' give evolutionary insights
21 October 2019 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
Human brain development occurs as a slower pace compared to other primates, according to a new study using 'mini brains' from stem cells... [Read More]
Assisted reproduction crime network in Greece highlights need for monitoring surrogacy
21 October 2019 - by Dr Katia Neofytou
This September, news broke of the dismantling of an organised crime group involved in illegal adoptions, egg-selling and commercial surrogacy in Thessaloniki, Greece... [Read More]
We need to talk about the artificial womb
14 October 2019 - by Elizabeth Chloe Romanis
This week, researchers based at the University of Technology in Eindhoven announced they had received Horizon 2020 funding to build their artificial womb prototype... [Read More]
Re TT and YY: When a 'Father' is a 'Mother'.
7 October 2019 - by Liam Davis
The High Court decided that a trans man could not be named as a 'father' on his child's birth certificate because he gave birth. Instead, he had to be named as the 'mother'... [Read More]
Radio Review: HIV protective gene paper retraction
21 October 2019 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
There are numerous reasons why the story of two baby girls, who had been genetically engineered as embryos and consequently equipped with an HIV protective gene variant, startled researchers and the public around the world... [Read More]
TV Review: Eugenics - Science's greatest scandal
21 October 2019 - by Marieke Bigg
In the BBC documentary, Eugenics: Science's Greatest Scandal, science journalist Angela Saini and disability rights activist Adam Pearson tackle the difficult subject of eugenics... [Read More]
Game review: Niche
7 October 2019 - by Francesca Sowerbutts
Niche is a genetics survival game where players evolve their own species to survive in testing environments... [Read More]