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Ageing impairs critical final egg maturation stage
4 May 2021 - by Dr Melanie Krause
Oocytes mature differently in older women, in a process that could contribute to a decrease in fertility, a study from scientists in Barcelona, Spain has shown... [Read More]
CRISPR genome editing corrects a Duchenne muscular dystrophy deletion mutation in mice
4 May 2021 - by Christina Burke
Two genome editing approaches can correct a variety of mutations associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, researchers have shown... [Read More]
Failure in sperm growth is linked to testicular cancer
4 May 2021 - by Dr George Janes
Early embryonic germ cells, which fail to develop into sperm cells, may later become testicular cancer cells, a study in mice has shown... [Read More]
FILM: The Special Status of Mary Warnock – From Fertility Treatment to Embryo Research
4 May 2021 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about the enduring legacy of the late Baroness Mary Warnock... [Read More]
The question of embryohood
4 May 2021 - by Professor David Jones
Students of bioethics sometimes imagine that the philosophical, moral and legal status of the human embryo is reducible to the single question: 'Is the human embryo a person?'... [Read More]
FILM: IVF and Women's Health – What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Find Out?
26 April 2021 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about the health of women undergoing fertility treatment... [Read More]
Podcast Review: A Brief History of CRISPR – How we learned to edit the genome
4 May 2021 - by Devika Sooklall
This genetic society podcast gives us a brief look into the history of genome editing and the various techniques that have been developed that have led us to where we are today... [Read More]
TV Review: The One
26 April 2021 - by Susan Tranfield-Thomas
'Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?' wrote Christopher Marlow in 1598. Since the ancient Greeks described the exquisite pain of instant passion through the metaphorical sting of Cupid's arrow, humans have embraced the notion of some magical alchemy that makes us fall helplessly for our one 'true' love... [Read More]
Webinar Review: The Genetics of Addiction
26 April 2021 - by Daniel Jacobson
I feel like the majority of my understanding and outlook on addiction has been influenced more by Danny Boyle's Trainspotting than by any scientific research or news story... [Read More]