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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG suspends funded IVF indefinitely
12 August 2019 - by Dr Maria Botcharova
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group has decided to withdraw NHS-funded fertility services after a temporary suspension in 2017... [Read More]
China approves ethics advisory group almost a year after CRISPR scandal
12 August 2019 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
China has approved a national research ethics committee to advise its government, following the 'CRISPR-babies' scandal last year... [Read More]
Commercial service claims to halt the menopause by 20 years
12 August 2019 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Women could delay the menopause for up to 20 years according to a UK clinic offering the procedure commercially... [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There is widespread agreement that the legislation governing surrogacy is seriously out of date and not fit for purpose.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]
FILM: Anonymous No More? Donor Conception and Direct-to-Consumer DNA Testing
5 August 2019 - by BioNews
This film documents the Progress Educational Trust/University of Liverpool event about the impact of genetic testing on donor conception and donor anonymity... [Read More]
Sex selection by gay men using gestational surrogacy: a troubling trend in queer family-making?
29 July 2019 - by Dr Linda Layne
The gestational surrogacy memoirs of five European and American gay dads and one heterosexual single-father-by-choice suggest that sex selection for sons may be occurring... [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]
Film Review: Only You
5 August 2019 - by Susan Tranfield
'I don't care how old you are – you're gorgeous' says Josh O'Connor's character Jake, PhD student and DJ, on hearing that his new girlfriend Elena is 35 (to his 26). The age gap is not enough to shock the viewer or stand in the way of Jake and Elena's mutual lust though it will, in due course, stand in the way of the couple's cherished hopes for a baby... [Read More]