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First CRISPR law targets DIY gene therapy kits
19 August 2019 - by Rachel Siden
California has passed the first-ever bill regulating genome editing technology that targets do-it-yourself CRISPR kits... [Read More]
Infertility stress almost doubles the risk of depression in women
19 August 2019 - by Dr Elizabeth Oliver
Women who suffer from stress linked to infertility when embarking on assisted reproduction are more likely to be prescribed antidepressants, according to new research... [Read More]
International commission on genome editing has first meeting
19 August 2019 - by Helen Robertson
The international commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing met for the first time last week to discuss the governance and use of embryo genome editing... [Read More]
Do proposals to reform UK surrogacy law go far enough?
19 August 2019 - by Natalie Gamble
The Law Commission's provisional proposals for surrogacy law reform seek a delicate balance, but do they go far enough? ... [Read More]
Ovarian tissue grafts to combat the menopause
19 August 2019 - by Melanie Davies
Ovarian tissue freezing is offered to some young cancer patients to preserve their fertility before chemotherapy or radiotherapy... [Read More]
Reform of surrogacy law: some thoughts
12 August 2019 - by Sir James Munby
There is widespread agreement that the legislation governing surrogacy is seriously out of date and not fit for purpose. Much has changed since 1985, not least the enormous changes in social attitudes which have had such an impact on what we think of as a family... [Read More]
Book Review: Unravelling the Double Helix
19 August 2019 - by Eleanor Taylor
If you asked me to describe how DNA was discovered, I would probably begin by recounting how Francis Crick and James Watson successfully identified the three-dimensional structure of DNA at the University of Cambridge, in 1953, and end my explanation by discussing the role that Rosalind Franklin played in this momentous scientific breakthrough... [Read More]
Event Review: Unravelling the Double Helix
12 August 2019 - by Eleanor Mackle
So, you think Watson and Crick discovered DNA? I did too, until I attended a talk by Professor Gareth Williams at the Royal Institution, called 'Unravelling the Double Helix'... [Read More]
Television Review – 'I am Hannah'
12 August 2019 - by Dr Kylie Baldwin
Broadcast on Channel 4 as one of three stand-alone female-led films, 'I am Hannah' features Gemma Chan of 'Humans' and 'Crazy Rich Asians' and explores the complex issues of female fertility, motherhood, reproductive pressure and ambivalence... [Read More]