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Alarm over proposal to overturn US ban on patenting human genes
10 June 2019 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
A bill that would nullify the US Supreme Court decision that banned the patenting of human genes is being debated by the US Congress... [Read More]
Consultation on UK surrogacy law begins
10 June 2019 - by Jennifer Willows
Recommendations to clarify UK surrogacy law have been announced by the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission... [Read More]
CRISPR upgrade harnesses 'jumping genes'
10 June 2019 - by Martha Henriques
Adapting CRISPR genome editing technology to make use of 'jumping genes' could improve scientists' ability to insert DNA into the genome... [Read More]
BioNews 1000: Our readers on why they subscribe to us
10 June 2019 - by BioNews
Celebrating the 1000th issue of BioNews this month, the influential readers of BioNews told us what the publication means to them... [Read More]
Commercial surrogacy is in senior UN official's firing line
10 June 2019 - by Sam Everingham
The question of whether the UN will develop an international treaty relating to surrogacy arrangements - as it did a quarter century ago in relation to adoption, is up for discussion... [Read More]
Designing your own child: Australia's regulations
10 June 2019 - by Dr Patrick Foong
In Australia, debates on whether prospective parents should be permitted to make their own decisions on gender selection for non-medical purposes have been ramping up... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The Genetic Revolution – the Economist
3 June 2019 - by Rachel Siden
'The controversial questions that confront us are not for the future; the technology is already at our doorstep,' Kenneth Cukier tells us in a recent episode of the Economist podcast, on 'the genetic revolution'. In this episode, Cukier explores the ways that human genetic testing is impacting our present and our future... [Read More]
Event Review: A public dialogue on genomic medicine
7 May 2019 - by Ana Hallgarten
The NHS is built around a social contract - an understanding that patients, the public, clinicians and government each have a part to play in saving lives and improving health. Where within this contract does the emerging practice of genomic medicine sit? ... [Read More]
Video Review: 'Engaging the Public with Genome Editing' series, Biochemical Society
7 May 2019 - by Catherine Heffner
'So, forgive my ignorance, but… what do you actually do every day?' As a scientist, this is a question I get asked all too frequently by friends and family. The separation between the scientific community and the wider public is seemingly ever growing... [Read More]