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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.

Coronavirus may infect embryos early in pregnancy
10 August 2020 - by Eleanor Lynam
New evidence suggests that embryos may be susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 viral infection, the virus responsible for COVID-19... [Read More]
Embryonic stem cells shown to promote self-renewal
10 August 2020 - by Dr Melania Montes Pérez
New research into how embryonic stem cells renew themselves could pave the way for tissue and organ regeneration therapies... [Read More]
Frozen IVF embryos do not increase chance of pregnancy
10 August 2020 - by Christina Burke
The use of frozen rather than fresh embryos in IVF does not increase the chance of a successful pregnancy, newly published data shows... [Read More]
COVID-19 and infertility: thoughts, feelings and coping with clinic closure
10 August 2020 - by Dr China Harrison
The COVID-19 pandemic caused fertility clinic closures worldwide... [Read More]
IVF: A Test Case – Whether, When and How Clinics Should Test Patients and Staff for COVID-19
3 August 2020 - by Dr Valerie Shaikly
A timely review and discussion of best practice, guidelines and practical realities surrounding COVID, with an emphasis on testing... [Read More]
FILM: More Trouble in Store? The Two-Year Extension to Embryo and Gamete Storage Limits
27 July 2020 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about a new law extending egg, sperm and embryo storage limits, in order to address problems caused by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic... [Read More]
Book Review: Designing Babies – How technology is changing the ways we create children
10 August 2020 - by Eleanor Taylor
The field of assisted reproduction has evolved at a rapid pace over the past 40 years and fertility patients are now faced with a plethora of treatment options... [Read More]
TV Review: Our Baby – A modern miracle
10 August 2020 - by Javier Bautista
The journey towards parenthood can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a lifetime... [Read More]
Podcast Review: SART Fertility Experts – Donor eggs, fresh or frozen?
3 August 2020 - by Francesca Sowerbutts
Offered as a podcast for those 'trying to build a family', Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) Fertility Experts calls upon experts to discuss about the most important topics and issues relating to fertility testing and treatment... [Read More]