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Coronavirus testing support offered by the Francis Crick Institute
23 March 2020 - by Alegria Vaz Mouyal
More than 300 scientists at the Francis Crick Institute in London have volunteered their services to carry out coronavirus tests in their labs... [Read More]
CRISPR can now target RNA - including coronavirus genome
23 March 2020 - by Dr Jay Stone
A new CRISPR-based technology can target RNA in human cells, including the RNA-based genome of the coronavirus... [Read More]
Egg enzyme unpacks paternal genome
23 March 2020 - by Eleanor Taylor
Researchers trying to understand what happens in the first moments after fertilisation have discovered that an enzyme previously studied in colon cancer plays a key role... [Read More]
FILM: Frozen Fertility - The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos (Part 3)
27 March 2020 - by BioNews
The third in a series of films documenting a recent Progress Educational Trust/Scottish Government event on medical, ethical, legal, social and policy aspects of cryopreservation, featuring a presentation by patient Sharon Jones... [Read More]
An open letter to fertility patients
23 March 2020 - by Sally Cheshire CBE
As Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology, the regulator responsible for overseeing all UK fertility clinics, I wanted to write an open letter to all of you who are currently undergoing or were planning fertility treatment at this difficult time... [Read More]
FILM: What fertility patients need to know about COVID-19
23 March 2020 - by Dr Jane Stewart
In this short video, Dr Jane Stewart – chair of the British Fertility Society – explains how the fertility sector is responding to the current coronavirus pandemic... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Episode 1: The Gene Gap - What does it mean to be human?
23 March 2020 - by Alegria Vaz Mouyal
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a parent of a child with Down's syndrome?... [Read More]
Film Review: Childless in the world's most fertile country (BBC Africa Eye)
16 March 2020 - by Ahmed Amer
The impact infertility has on the quality of life is significant... [Read More]
I:DNA Review
16 March 2020 - by Amarpreet Kaur
I:DNA is an artistic installation created from research data collated by Dr Felicity Boardman from the University of Warwick in collaboration with Santé Theatre and Media Productions... [Read More]