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First stage of human embryo development created with lab-grown stem cells
10 May 2021 - by David O'Rourke
Human blastocysts have been created in a simple, efficient way from stem cells grown in a lab... [Read More]
Genetics of the fetus and placenta control developmental abnormalities
10 May 2021 - by Dr Joanne Delange
Developmental abnormalities, including those leading to miscarriage and autism, are controlled by the genetics of the fetus and placenta... [Read More]
PARP inhibitor is most effective in ovarian cancer patients with DNA repair mutations
10 May 2021 - by Emma Bunting
New research suggests mutations in multiple DNA repair genes can determine how well ovarian cancer patients will respond to the PARP inhibitor, rucaparib... [Read More]
FILM: Sarah Norcross in conversation with Sally Cheshire
10 May 2021 - by BioNews
An in-depth conversation between Sarah Norcross (director of the Progress Educational Trust) and Sally Cheshire (outgoing chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority)... [Read More]
Human/monkey chimeric embryos: context and questions
10 May 2021 - by Professor Henry T Greely
On 15 April 2021, the journal Cell published a paper reporting the creation of part monkey, part human embryos... [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]
Podcast Review: Humanity's Awesome, Terrifying Take-Over of Evolution
10 May 2021 - by Dr Alexander Ware
This is something of a meta-review, as the podcast is purportedly a review of a book. The podcast is primarily a gently meandering discussion between journalist and author... [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]