ISMAAR Symposium 2020, Saturday 22 February, Copenhagen
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Arizona woman cannot use frozen embryos against ex-husband's wishes
27 January 2020 - by Laura Riggall
A woman cannot use her frozen embryos to have a baby following opposition from her ex-husband, the Arizona Supreme Court has ruled... [Read More]
Can posthumous donation tackle the UK's sperm shortage?
27 January 2020 - by Alegria Vaz Mouyal
Men should be permitted to donate their sperm after death in the same way they can donate organs, according to a new paper in the Journal of Medical Ethics... [Read More]
Development of guidelines for research on stem-cell based embryo models
27 January 2020 - by Jen Willows
New international guidelines are being developed to establish ethical parameters for scientists working with human stem-cell based embryo models... [Read More]
Donor-conceived and surrogacy-born children's rights in the age of biotechnology
27 January 2020 - by Dr Sonia Allan
As we enter 2020 and countries continue to grapple with the issues raised by donor-conception and surrogacy, reflection on recent 'consultations' and 'reviews' by government, not-for-profit and United Nations (UN) organisations around the world reveal that meaningful inclusion of the voices of people born as a result of such practices is often lacking... [Read More]
FILM: Does Fertility Treatment Still Need to Be a Medical Secret? (Part 2)
27 January 2020 - by BioNews
The second in a series of films documenting a recent Progress Educational Trust/Scottish Government event on fertility and medical secrecy, featuring a presentation by Gwenda Burns of Fertility Network UK... [Read More]
Frozen Fertility: The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos
27 January 2020 - by Annabel Slater
The legislation surrounding gamete freezing is complicated and difficult to comprehend, even for people with law degrees. The Progress Educational Trust's latest event 'Frozen Fertility: The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos', held at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, set out to explore the current state of play... [Read More]
Exhibition Review: Human Nature
27 January 2020 - by Ahmed Amer
As a scientist, genetics has always fascinated me; it's our looks, traits, behaviours and diseases; our past, our present and our future... [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]