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10 new genetic tests available each day, US study finds
14 May 2018 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Every day, about 10 new genetic tests come to market in the US, a study has found... [Read More]
CRISPR study finds resistance mutations to key cancer drugs
14 May 2018 - by Hannah Tippett Simpson
DNA mutations that give tumours resistance to a new class of breakthrough breast and ovarian cancer drugs have been discovered... [Read More]
FDA seeks to shutdown two rogue stem cell clinics
14 May 2018 - by Paul Waldron
The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking to shut down two clinics offering treatments based on stem cells... [Read More]
Is genetic relatedness worth the risks and costs of mitochondrial replacement?
14 May 2018 - by Dr Owen Schaefer
Amid international debate on mitochondrial donation, Singapore's Bioethics Advisory Committee has prompted much discussion nationally over the issue... [Read More]
The case for mandatory fertility counselling
8 May 2018 - by Anthony Ryb
Should everyone stepping through their doctor's door enquiring about fertility treatment receive a counselling session? Probably not, although in most situations it would certainly be useful for them. Should everyone who has decided to go ahead with fertility treatment receive a counselling session prior to starting treatment? In my opinion, that is a definite yes... [Read More]
Baroness Mary Warnock interview: on the 14-day rule, philosophers as committee chairs, and the next report
30 April 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Almost 34 years ago, Baroness Mary Warnock headed up a committee whose report was to form the basis for the legislation and regulation of IVF and embryo research the world over... [Read More]
Video review: The Code by Retro Report with STAT
8 May 2018 - by Charlott Repschlager
Personalised medicine is a topic that pops up frequently in the news and has been for what feels like a long time... [Read More]
TV Review: The Good Karma Hospital 
30 April 2018 - by Daniel Malynn
For those that haven't seen the previous series of The Good Karma Hospital, well done you for having dodged a very dull bullet... [Read More]
Event Review: Personal Genome Project UK's GenoME launch
23 April 2018 - by Dr Jess Buxton
Being an unashamed enthusiast for genetics and genomics research and its potential to improve human health, I was delighted when an email announcing the unveiling of the Personal Genome Project (PGP) UK pilot study arrived in my inbox... [Read More]