'Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis 2018: Current Practice and Beyond', 9-10 November 2018
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Heritable genome editing could be acceptable, says leading ethics body
17 July 2018 - by Alexander Ware
In a new report, the UK's Nuffield Council on Bioethics has concluded that the use of heritable genome editing 'could be ethically acceptable in some circumstances'... [Read More]
Anonymous gamete donation to be banned in Ireland
16 July 2018 - by Grace O'Regan
The anonymous donation of sperm and eggs for use in assisted reproduction is due to be banned in Ireland by next autumn... [Read More]
Fertility treatment doesn't boost womb or breast cancer risk
16 July 2018 - by Charlott Repschlager
Assisted reproduction techniques such as IVF do not increase a woman's risk of developing womb or breast cancer, a new study has found... [Read More]
Subfertility deserves attention, but not because it is a disease
16 July 2018 - by Dr Rebecca Brown
Subfertility provides an example of why it can be so difficult to determine exactly what makes something a disease... [Read More]
Australia's careful step towards legalising mitochondrial donation
9 July 2018 - by Dr Ainsley Newson
Mitochondrial donation has seeded a growing literature in bioethics, law and the social sciences. This technology, which introduces third-party mitochondria to an embryo or oocyte, has contributed to many long-standing social and ethical questions... [Read More]
FILM: Dr Roger Highfield in conversation with Baroness Mary Warnock
9 July 2018 - by BioNews
Baroness Mary Warnock, Patron of the Progress Educational Trust, discusses how she and her colleagues built the foundations of today's IVF and embryo research regulation... [Read More]
Theatre Review: 'The Egg Rumour' at the The Old Joint Stock, Birmingham
16 July 2018 - by Dr Kylie Baldwin
For a full day after seeing the musical 'The Egg Rumour' at The Old Joint Stock Theatre in Birmingham, I had the catchy jingle from the fictional egg freezing company ringing my head... [Read More]
Book Review: Genetics (a Ladybird Expert book)
25 June 2018 - by Mikey Lebrett
Nostalgia is a powerful driver of human behaviour. Over the past three years, Penguin Random House has tapped into this emotion by launching adult books with the unmistakable writing style, illustrations and appearance of the classic Ladybird children's books which were sold in their hundreds of millions in the last century... [Read More]
TV Review: CBS 60 Minutes – 'CRISPR'
18 June 2018 - by Isobel Steer
The world is waking up to CRISPR. American media giant CBS sets out to explain to the public what genome editing is – and why it matters – by interviewing some of the top scientists behind the technology... [Read More]