The Fertility Show, London, 1-3 November 2019
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Artificial womb to be developed for premature babies
14 October 2019 - by Bethany Muller
A €2.9m grant has been awarded to a consortium in the Netherlands to fund the development of an artificial womb to support premature babies... [Read More]
Genome-editing study raises hopes for 'curing' cervical cancer
14 October 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
Australian researchers have successfully halted and eliminated cancer growth in tumour-bearing mice by injecting them with nanoparticles containing genome-editing machinery targeting cancer genes... [Read More]
Mini organs grown from tumours predict patient chemo response
14 October 2019 - by Dr Maria Botcharova
Structures grown from patient's tumour cells can help identify which patients will benefit from chemotherapy drugs, according to a new study... [Read More]
We need to talk about the artificial womb
14 October 2019 - by Elizabeth Chloe Romanis
This week, researchers based at the University of Technology in Eindhoven announced they had received Horizon 2020 funding to build their artificial womb prototype... [Read More]
Re TT and YY: When a 'Father' is a 'Mother'.
7 October 2019 - by Liam Davis
The High Court decided that a trans man could not be named as a 'father' on his child's birth certificate because he gave birth. Instead, he had to be named as the 'mother'... [Read More]
Do the Law Commissions' proposals for surrogacy reform have the child's welfare at heart?
30 September 2019 - by Dr Catherine Hill
Can law reform solve surrogacy's problems? That was the big question at the start of the Progress Educational Trust (PET) and the Scottish Government's joint public event in Edinburgh on 24 September 2019... [Read More]
Game review: Niche
7 October 2019 - by Francesca Sowerbutts
Niche is a genetics survival game where players evolve their own species to survive in testing environments... [Read More]
TV Review: Bump pilot (RTE One)
7 October 2019 - by Fiona Duffy
RTE One recently ran a pilot for a new Irish comedy about surrogacy. The pilot, consisting of one episode is part of an RTE (Irish National Broadcaster) and Screen Ireland showcase initiative to support new and emerging Irish talent... [Read More]
Book Review: Let there be life
30 September 2019 - by Dr Sue Avery
'Let there be life' is a biography of Professor Sir Robert Edwards, known to the world as the father of IVF, and to his friends as Bob. [Read More]