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Genome's non-coding 'dark matter' plays role in cancer development
23 November 2020 - by Charlott Repschlager
Genomic 'dark matter' has been suggested to play a role in the development of pancreatic cancer... [Read More]
IVF does not increase long-term risk of ovarian cancer
23 November 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Women who have received fertility treatment are not at increased risk of ovarian cancer, according to a new study... [Read More]
Japanese bill defines parenthood in fertility treatment cases
23 November 2020 - by Anna Wernick
A bill submitted to Japanese Parliament seeks to legally define the parental status of individuals who use sperm and egg donation... [Read More]
FILM: Age-Old Question – Exploring Fertility and Ageing
30 November 2020 - by BioNews
This film documents the first of two Progress Educational Trust events discussing fertility and assisted conception in relation to age... [Read More]
FILM: How Old Is Too Old to Be a Parent?
30 November 2020 - by BioNews
This film documents the second of two Progress Educational Trust events discussing fertility and assisted conception in relation to age... [Read More]
New study on CRISPR: the stake of unintended consequences in embryos
23 November 2020 - by Dr Patrick Foong
CRISPR-based genome editing has revolutionised molecular life sciences, however the ISSCR provides guidelines for responsible and ethical research to achieve safe and effective use... [Read More]
Film Review: The Art of Waiting
23 November 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
From a purely practical standpoint, IVF is surely a brilliant cinematic device for a film about a relationship. It's an opportunity to explore a whole range of topics – how relationships tolerate the sheer amount of strain, how individuals begin to portray themselves and their partner, how they are treated by their friends and relatives – each bringing with it romance, passion, conflict, and, hopefully, humour and love... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The Past, Present and Future of the Human Genome Project
23 November 2020 - by Ruth Retassie
This episode of the series showcased the history of the Human Genome Project in a way that was accessible for the general public, while also being specific and detailed enough to be interesting to science-savvy listeners... [Read More]
TV Review: Brave New World
16 November 2020 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
With an increasing dependence on social media and technology to stay connected, it is not hard to imagine a dystopian future like that painted in the modern retelling of 'Brave New World'... [Read More]