ISMAAR Symposium 2020, Saturday 22 February, Copenhagen
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Embryo research to reduce the need for in vitro fertilization raises ethical concerns
20 January 2020 - by Jennifer Frosch
Researchers testing a new way to harvest embryos for genetic screening have been criticised for paying participating women in Mexico to become inseminated and subsequently terminate the pregnancy.... [Read More]
EPO officially cancel the Broad Institute's CRISPR patent
20 January 2020 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
The European Patent Office announced that it will uphold an earlier ruling to retract a key CRISPR/Cas9 patent held by the Broad Institute... [Read More]
Genomics England and Illumina partner on whole genome sequencing
20 January 2020 - by Melanie Krause
Genomics England has announced it will partner with Illumina, a US-based manufacturing and service company providing automated DNA sequencing... [Read More]
FILM: Does Fertility Treatment Still Need to Be a Medical Secret? (Part 1)
20 January 2020 - by BioNews
The first in a series of films documenting a recent Progress Educational Trust/Scottish Government event on fertility and medical secrecy, featuring a presentation by Dr Catriona McMillan... [Read More]
Should Fertility Patients Be Given What They Want, or What They Need?
20 January 2020 - by Dr Kirsty Horsey
Featuring an all-female panel and chair, the final session of Progress Educational Trust (PET’s) annual conference ‘Reality Check: A Realistic Look at Assisted Reproduction’ asked: ‘Should Fertility Patients Be Given What They Want, or What They Need?’... [Read More]
Beware of cheap imitations: justice and He Jiankui
13 January 2020 - by Julian Hitchcock
'Three babies, three scientists, three years in jail, and a three million yuan fine. This is the story of Dr He Jiankui and the world's first genome edited babies', wrote the philosopher Françoise Baylis in last week's Boston Globe.... [Read More]
Radio Review: The Stem Cell Hard Sell (BBC Radio 4)
20 January 2020 - by Isobel Steer
This BBC Radio 4 programme 'The Stem Cell Hard Sell', hosted by Lesley Curwen, aired on 7 January... [Read More]
Radio Review: Sex, Drugs & Lullabies: men matter (BBC Radio Humberside)
6 January 2020 - by Richard Clothier
As a former fertility treatment patient, I campaign to end the IVF treatment postcode lottery and I help to run a fertility support platform for men... [Read More]
Review: Human Nature
16 December 2019 - by Ana Hallgarten
Human Nature, directed by Adam Bolt is a documentary aimed at educating a wide audience about genome editing and the discovery and possible uses of CRISPR... [Read More]