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BioNews, published by the Progress Educational Trust (PET), provides news and comment on genetics, assisted conception, embryo/stem cell research and related areas. You can subscribe to the BioNews email newsletter for free.

Genes identified that allow cancer to escape the immune system
28 September 2020 - by Charlott Repschlager
Genes that play a role in cancer's evasion of the immune system have been identified... [Read More]
HFEA data shows rise in IVF across family types
28 September 2020 - by Julianna Photopoulos
A new report from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has identified how fertility treatment is being used in the UK by single patients as well as heterosexual and female same-sex couples... [Read More]
Higher incidence of immunological diseases in donor sperm-conceived adults
28 September 2020 - by Javier Bautista
Adults conceived through sperm donation self-reported higher frequencies of immunological diseases compared with adults born through spontaneous conception, according to a new study... [Read More]
FILM: What Should We Be Testing For in Sperm and Egg Donors?
28 September 2020 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about different ways of assessing the suitability of sperm and egg donors, including both traditional carrier screening and expanded carrier screening... [Read More]
Starting or ending a pregnancy: why the British Pregnancy Advisory Service is doing both
28 September 2020 - by Ann Furedi
This month, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) announced plans to open a new clinic in London to provide fertility services... [Read More]
Known Unknowns: The Pros, Cons and Consequences of Known Donation
21 September 2020 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
Donor conception was the focus of the event Known Unknowns: The Pros, Cons and Consequences of Known Donation, held online by the Progress Educational Trust (PET), the charity that publishes BioNews, in partnership with the University of Manchester... [Read More]
Podcast Review: SART Fertility Experts – Gestational carriers
28 September 2020 - by Dr Helen Robertson
'Gestational carriers' was not a term I had ever heard prior to being asked to review the latest podcast produced by ASRM Today and SART Fertility Experts. I think that this in itself exemplifies the differences between the UK and the US, which were very obvious throughout the podcast... [Read More]
Podcast Review: DNA Today – PGT for polygenic conditions
21 September 2020 - by Dr Valerie Shaikly
In this episode of 'DNA Today's' series about infertility, certified genetic counsellor Jennifer Eccles, head of genetic counselling at Genomic Prediction, put her case for a new type of preimplantation genetic testing, called PGT-P... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Mapping Humanity – How modern genetics is changing criminal justice, personalised medicine, and our identities
21 September 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
Facilitating productive discussion between scientists, policymakers, and the public surrounding genetic technologies, and their applications, is more crucial than ever... [Read More]