Growing Families conferences in London and Dublin, March 2020
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Court considers request to access dead patient's fertility treatment records
24 February 2020 - by Rachel Siden
A British court is considering a claim to release a deceased patient's fertility clinic records to their heirs... [Read More]
Epigenetic changes linked to biological age
24 February 2020 - by Eleanor Lynam
Researchers at the University of Southern California report that a person's body-age is in some cases over 40 years above their actual age, whilst some people have a body-age that is decades younger... [Read More]
Gene therapy for blindness begins on the NHS
24 February 2020 - by Dr Jay Stone
The NHS has started to offer people with an inherited retinal disorder, known as Leber's Congenital Amaurosis (LCA) a revolutionary new gene therapy, which can restore their eyesight... [Read More]
Government's review of the ten-year egg-freezing storage limit is a vital step forward
24 February 2020 - by Professor Geeta Nargund
As the Medical Director of CREATE Fertility and long-term campaigner for gender equality and women's reproductive choices, I listened with earnest when Caroline Dinenage, former Health Minister, made the long overdue announcement last week that the Government will be reconsidering the current ten-year storage limit on eggs, sperm, and embryos frozen for non-medical purposes... [Read More]
Why the UK Government should modernise the law on embryo and gamete storage
24 February 2020 - by Natalie Gamble
The Government has launched a public consultation (open until 5 May 2020) on whether the UK's maximum storage periods for eggs, sperm and embryos should be reviewed... [Read More]
#ExtendTheLimit - PET pushes the campaign past the first milestone
17 February 2020 - by Sarah Norcross
Progress Educational Trust (PET) is celebrating: the Government has listened to our #ExtendTheLimit campaign, heard our calls for compassion and common sense and announced a public consultation looking at extending the ten-year storage limit... [Read More]
Documentary Review: The Gene Revolution (BBC Storyville)
24 February 2020 - by Alexander Ware
Storyville, the BBC4 series showcasing international documentaries, have recently aired a feature length piece entitled 'The Gene Revolution: Changing Human Nature'... [Read More]
Event Review: The Gene Gap – Who would you trust to edit the human race?
17 February 2020 - by Ana Hallgarten
The Guardian Live's event entitled 'The Gene Gap: 'Who would you trust to edit the human race?', took place on 28 January 2020 at SamsungKX, London... [Read More]
Book Review: The Human DNA Manual – Understanding Your Genetic Code
10 February 2020 - by Eleanor Taylor
DNA-themed products are becoming increasingly common within the consumer marketplace, however, genetic literacy within the general population is typically poor which may make it difficult for potential customers to scrutinise these products with a discerning eye... [Read More]