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France considers allowing IVF for single and lesbian women
17 June 2019 - by Yvonne Collins
France plans to lift a ban preventing single women and lesbian couples from accessing IVF and other fertility treatments, announced Prime Minister Édouard Philippe last week... [Read More]
New York Senate passes bill to allow commercial surrogacy
17 June 2019 - by Suzi Denton
A bill that proposes to lift the ban on commercial surrogacy in New York State was passed by the State Senate last week... [Read More]
Oldham's health chief vows to redress Jean Purdy plaque snub
17 June 2019 - by Martha Henriques
An Oldham councillor is urging for Jean Purdy, one of the three people who developed IVF, to be formally acknowledged for her work, after letters revealed how the Oldham Health Authority ignored requests for Purdy to be recognised in the 1980s... [Read More]
Anonymous no more?
17 June 2019 - by Sarah Norcross
This coming Wednesday evening (19 June), the Progress Educational Trust – the charity that publishes BioNews – is holding a free-to-attend public event in London discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing in relation to donor anonymity... [Read More]
BioNews 1000: Our readers on why they subscribe to us
10 June 2019 - by BioNews
Celebrating the 1000th issue of BioNews this month, the influential readers of BioNews told us what the publication means to them... [Read More]
Commercial surrogacy is in senior UN official's firing line
10 June 2019 - by Sam Everingham
The question of whether the UN will develop an international treaty relating to surrogacy arrangements - as it did a quarter century ago in relation to adoption, is up for discussion... [Read More]
Event Review: How to Grow a Human
17 June 2019 - by Yvonne Collins
What does it mean to be human? It's not a question I'd given much thought until hearing science writer Philip Ball's talk on 'How to Grow a Human'... [Read More]
Radio Review: Diary of a surrogate – The Untold (BBC Radio 4)
17 June 2019 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
In 'Diary of a Surrogate', an episode of the Radio 4 programme The Untold, Linder Wilkinson speaks about what becoming a surrogate mother meant for her. She tells the story of why – after giving birth to her first surrogate child – she decided to embark again on the same journey for a gay couple, Nick and Karl... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The Genetic Revolution – the Economist
3 June 2019 - by Rachel Siden
'The controversial questions that confront us are not for the future; the technology is already at our doorstep,' Kenneth Cukier tells us in a recent episode of the Economist podcast, on 'the genetic revolution'. In this episode, Cukier explores the ways that human genetic testing is impacting our present and our future... [Read More]