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100 BRCA gene variants linked to cancer found
24 June 2019 - by Georgia Everett
A large international study has identified the cancer risk associated with hundreds of mutations in BRCA genes. The findings will help improve accuracy when interpreting genetic test information on BRCA genes... [Read More]
Breast cancer risk increased by IVF in women over 40
24 June 2019 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Older women undergoing fertility treatment have an increased risk of breast cancer, suggests a large study. [Read More]
Deer antler discovery points way to new cancer treatments
24 June 2019 - by Dr Lea Goetz
The rapid annual regrowth of deer antlers is down to a combination of cancer-linked genes and tight regulation of them by tumour-suppressing genes, finds a new study. The results may offer a new avenue for cancer treatment research in humans... [Read More]
Donor conception and direct-to-consumer DNA testing
24 June 2019 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
The Progress Educational Trust (PET), which publishes BioNews, held a public event in London to discuss direct-to-consumer genetic testing in relation to donor anonymity... [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]
Book Review: Breakthrough Babies – an IVF pioneer's tale of creating life against the odds
24 June 2019 - by Susan Tranfield
Dr Simon Fishel, founder of the CARE Fertility Group, has a long and distinguished career behind him. As a young biochemist he began his research career at the University of Cambridge with IVF pioneer Professor Robert Edwards, who together with Dr Patrick Steptoe was responsible for the birth of the first IVF baby, Louise Brown, in 1978... [Read More]
Event Review: How to Grow a Human
17 June 2019 - by Dr 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]