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Genome's non-coding 'dark matter' plays role in cancer development
23 November 2020 - by Charlott Repschlager
Genomic 'dark matter' has been suggested to play a role in the development of pancreatic cancer... [Read More]
IVF does not increase long-term risk of ovarian cancer
23 November 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Women who have received fertility treatment are not at increased risk of ovarian cancer, according to a new study... [Read More]
Japanese bill defines parenthood in fertility treatment cases
23 November 2020 - by Anna Wernick
A bill submitted to Japanese Parliament seeks to legally define the parental status of individuals who use sperm and egg donation... [Read More]
New study on CRISPR: the stake of unintended consequences in embryos
23 November 2020 - by Dr Patrick Foong
CRISPR-based genome editing has revolutionised molecular life sciences, however the ISSCR provides guidelines for responsible and ethical research to achieve safe and effective use... [Read More]
IVF Success: What Makes Scotland Special?
22 November 2020 - by Ana Hallgarten
The most recent event organised by PET highlighted the fantastic work that has taken place in Scotland for those in need of fertility treatment... [Read More]
Competition and Markets Authority consults on draft consumer law guidance for fertility clinics
16 November 2020 - by Debbie Kitcher-Jones
Consumer law gives important protections to fertility patients, as it does consumers in other markets. The CMA has provided guidance to help clinics providing fertility treatment to patients in the UK understand and comply with their existing obligations under consumer law... [Read More]
Film Review: The Art of Waiting
23 November 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
From a purely practical standpoint, IVF is surely a brilliant cinematic device for a film about a relationship. It's an opportunity to explore a whole range of topics – how relationships tolerate the sheer amount of strain, how individuals begin to portray themselves and their partner, how they are treated by their friends and relatives – each bringing with it romance, passion, conflict, and, hopefully, humour and love... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The Past, Present and Future of the Human Genome Project
23 November 2020 - by Ruth Retassie
This episode of the series showcased the history of the Human Genome Project in a way that was accessible for the general public, while also being specific and detailed enough to be interesting to science-savvy listeners... [Read More]
TV Review: Brave New World
16 November 2020 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
With an increasing dependence on social media and technology to stay connected, it is not hard to imagine a dystopian future like that painted in the modern retelling of 'Brave New World'... [Read More]