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Fertility treatment - not age, may change epigenetics in offspring
2 December 2019 - by Dr Joanne Delange
Fertility treatments rather than increased maternal age may alter gene expression in offspring, suggests a study in mice... [Read More]
First UAE surrogacy case ruling
2 December 2019 - by Suzi Denton
A court in the United Arab Emirates has ruled that a woman whose husband had a child through surrogacy without her knowledge or consent, is not the child's mother... [Read More]
New Jersey may be first US state to require licensing for embryo storage
2 December 2019 - by Lone Hørlyck
New Jersey looks set to become the first US state to require licensing and inspection of facilities that store embryos being used for fertility treatment... [Read More]
Does fertility treatment still need to be a medical secret?
2 December 2019 - by Charlott Repschlager
The latest meeting organised by the Progress Educational Trust asked the question 'Does fertility treatment still need to be a medical secret?' The event in Edinburgh last week, held in partnership with the Scottish Government, took place off the Royal Mile - through a narrow alleyway in Riddle's Court, one of the many old and imposing buildings scattered through the city... [Read More]
Why we need root and branch fertility law reform
25 November 2019 - by Louisa Ghevaert
We are currently experiencing powerful digital, artificial intelligence, genomic science, epigenetic and human reproductive revolutions. These will increasingly blur the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres... [Read More]
Carrier screening: The state of play in the UK Jewish population
18 November 2019 - by Dr Avi Lerner and Dr Véronique Berman
The rapid reduction in cost and increased integration of genomic tools into clinical practice, has led to a renewed interest in pre-conceptional carrier screening as seen in recent Progress Educational Trust events and the annual meeting of ESHRE in June... [Read More]
Podcast review: 'Designer Genes', Babbage (The Economist)
2 December 2019 - by Isobel Steer
When we think of designer babies, we may think of genome-edited babies with their DNA cut and spliced, perhaps using CRISPR... [Read More]
Radio Review: 'The Moral Maze Debates the Morality of Genetics'– BBC Radio 4 available on iPlayer
2 December 2019 - by Dr Joanne Delange
On 6 November, eight individuals with varying views debated the morality of genetics on BBC Radio 4's Moral Maze... [Read More]
Event Review: Is obesity a choice?
25 November 2019 - by Eleanor Mackle
Dr Giles Yeo at the University of Cambridge is on a mission to change the common conception that obesity is a choice... [Read More]