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Canadian man gets surrogate-born twins back after immigration row
14 January 2019 - by Suzi Denton
A single father whose twin girls were born through gestational surrogacy in Kenya has been allowed to return home to Canada with his children... [Read More]
Controversial genome-editing scientist Dr He is alive and under guard
14 January 2019 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Chinese scientist Dr He Jiankui, who claimed to have created the world's first genome-edited babies is said to be alive and well, and under guard at home... [Read More]
India's lower house passes bill banning commercial surrogacy
14 January 2019 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
The Lok Sabha, India's lower house, has passed a bill that bans commercial surrogacy... [Read More]
A patchwork of policies: assisted conception and embryo research in Europe
14 January 2019 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
This session of the Progress Educational Trust's 2018 Annual Conference 'Make Do or Amend: Should We Update UK Fertility and Embryo Law?' gave an overview of the regulatory framework of assisted conception and embryo research in Europe... [Read More]
2019 at the Progress Educational Trust
7 January 2019 - by Sarah Norcross
PET welcomes its new Chair of Trustees and announces a packed programme of public events throughout the first few months of 2019... [Read More]
Science marches on: key scientific developments in embryo research
7 January 2019 - by Emma Laycock
'Science marches on' was the third session of the Progress Educational Trust (PET)'s Annual Conference 'Make Do or Amend: Should We Update UK Fertility and Embryo Law?'. The session focused on the key scientific developments within embryo research asking: where are we now, what can we learn from past battles and, most importantly, where are we going?... [Read More]
Book Review: Regulating Assisted Reproductive Technologies – New Horizons
7 January 2019 - by Victoria Adkins
In 'Regulating Assisted Reproductive Technologies: New Horizons', Dr Amel Alghrani explores the future regulation of new reproductive technologies, specifically ectogenesis – gestating a fetus outside of a human body in an artificial womb, and uterus transplants... [Read More]
Book Review: Your Family - A Donor Kid's Story
17 December 2018 - by Tracey Sainsbury
The new book by Wendy Kramer 'Your Family: A Donor Kid's Story' was eagerly anticipated; I was very much looking forward to having a child-friendly resource to share with clients attending implications counselling ahead of trying to conceive with donated eggs, sperm or embryos. The book was promoted for children aged five to seven, factually introducing donor conception and the presence of genetic half siblings... [Read More]
Radio Review: The Viking Code – BBC Radio 4
17 December 2018 - by Eleanor Mackle
Nearly everyone in modern day Europe is descended from the Vikings: this was the revelation I discovered when listening to a recent episode of BBC Radio 4's 'The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry'... [Read More]