The Fertility Show, Manchester Central, 23-24 March 2019
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Call for temporary ban on heritable genome editing in humans
18 March 2019 - by Jakki Magowan
A group of international experts is calling for a moratorium on the clinical use of germline genome editing in humans... [Read More]
Cardiac stem cell study retracted over lack of reliability
18 March 2019 - by Caroline Casey
The Lancet has retracted a 2011 paper reporting clinical trial data using cardiac stem cells isolated by Dr Piero Anversa's former laboratory... [Read More]
First legal challenge to 10-year limit on egg freezing
18 March 2019 - by Martha Henriques
A group of women is bringing the UK's first legal challenge to the ten-year limit on preserving frozen eggs... [Read More]
Getting reliable fertility advice free of commercial interest
18 March 2019 - by Kate Brian
It has never been easier to find information about fertility, with a mass of material online about anything you might want to investigate. There are hundreds of thousands of words covering every condition, test and treatment. And yet it has never been harder to get clear answers to questions. Advice is often conflicting, and it can be hard for lay people to know which sources of information are reliable... [Read More]
Does cannabis really improve sperm counts? The data to date
11 March 2019 - by Professor Sheena Lewis
The study published last month by Dr Jorge Chavarro's group at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts was indeed a 'surprise study' given the plethora of papers showing contradictory effects... [Read More]
Talking genomics with patients
11 March 2019 - by Jemma Walker and Jo Salter
As part of the annual Genomics Conversation Week of Action, the Progress Educational Trust teamed up with Health Education England's Genomics Education Programme for an event entitled 'Talking Genomics with Patients'... [Read More]
TV Review: The Big Questions – Should Surrogacy Become a Commercial Business?
11 March 2019 - by Myrto Riga
Should surrogates in the UK be paid more than their reasonable expenses? If they get paid more, could that mean that a baby is essentially being bought and money becomes the motivation to be a surrogate?... [Read More]
Video Review: 'Your Fertility Matters' – Fertility Education Initiative
4 March 2019 - by Susan Tranfield
'Your Fertility Matters' is a short public education film by the Fertility Education Initiative, a special interest group of the British Fertility Society. This animation is aimed at 'young people who may have been told how NOT to get pregnant but will likely know little about factors that could lead to infertility'... [Read More]
Event Review: The British Science Association's Future Debates – Would you share your DNA?
25 February 2019 - by Nana Mensah
The Wellcome Collection in London states its aim as challenging how we think about health. What better place than this to ask the question: 'Would you share your DNA?'... [Read More]