ISMAAR Symposium 2020, Saturday 22 February, Copenhagen
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FILM: Does Fertility Treatment Still Need to Be a Medical Secret? (Part 1)
20 January 2020 - by BioNews
The first in a series of films documenting a recent Progress Educational Trust/Scottish Government event on fertility and medical secrecy, featuring a presentation by Dr Catriona McMillan... [Read More]
Should Fertility Patients Be Given What They Want, or What They Need?
20 January 2020 - by Dr Kirsty Horsey
Featuring an all-female panel and chair, the final session of Progress Educational Trust (PET’s) annual conference ‘Reality Check: A Realistic Look at Assisted Reproduction’ asked: ‘Should Fertility Patients Be Given What They Want, or What They Need?’... [Read More]
Beware of cheap imitations: justice and He Jiankui
13 January 2020 - by Julian Hitchcock
'Three babies, three scientists, three years in jail, and a three million yuan fine. This is the story of Dr He Jiankui and the world's first genome edited babies', wrote the philosopher Françoise Baylis in last week's Boston Globe.... [Read More]
What's the Truth about...
13 January 2020 - by Eleanor Taylor
The afternoon sitting of the Progress Educational Trust's annual conference 'Reality Check: A Realistic Look at Assisted Reproduction' began with an extended session entitled 'What's the Truth about'... [Read More]
Egg freezing is driven by a lack of suitable partners, but men are still very much involved
12 January 2020 - by Professor Marcia C. Inhorn
Women are electing to collect and freeze their eggs in the hope of preserving fertility for the future... [Read More]
Beyond Regulation: Shining a Light on Fertility Treatment
6 January 2020 - by Dr Valerie Shaikly
The third session of the Progress Educational Trust (PET) 2019 annual conference, 'Beyond Regulation: Shining a Light on Fertility Treatment', was chaired by Alastair McLellan, the editor of the Health Service Journal... [Read More]
Trials and Tribulations: How Can We Build an Evidence Base?
16 December 2019 - by Marieke Bigg
This was the second session of the Progress Educational Trust’s annual conference in London ‘Reality Check: A realistic look at assisted reproduction’... [Read More]
What Is a Fertility Doctor's Duty?
16 December 2019 - by Sophia McCully
The subject of this year's Progress Educational Trust annual conference was 'a realistic look at assisted reproduction'... [Read More]
FILM: Surrogacy - Do We Need Global Guidelines?
13 December 2019 - by BioNews
In this film, Sarah Norcross - director of the Progress Educational Trust, the charity that publishes BioNews - discusses global surrogacy... [Read More]
Human genome editing: what about the protection of egg donors in research?
9 December 2019 - by Dr Patrick Foong
It's just over a year since Dr He Jiankui's controversial announcement that he had created the world's first genome-edited babies... [Read More]
Does fertility treatment still need to be a medical secret?
2 December 2019 - by Charlott Repschlager
The latest meeting organised by the Progress Educational Trust asked the question 'Does fertility treatment still need to be a medical secret?' The event in Edinburgh last week, held in partnership with the Scottish Government, took place off the Royal Mile - through a narrow alleyway in Riddle's Court, one of the many old and imposing buildings scattered through the city... [Read More]
Why we need root and branch fertility law reform
25 November 2019 - by Louisa Ghevaert
We are currently experiencing powerful digital, artificial intelligence, genomic science, epigenetic and human reproductive revolutions. These will increasingly blur the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres... [Read More]
Carrier screening: the state of play in the UK Jewish population
18 November 2019 - by Dr Avi Lerner and Dr Véronique Berman
The rapid reduction in cost and increased integration of genomic tools into clinical practice, has led to a renewed interest in pre-conceptional carrier screening as seen in recent Progress Educational Trust events and the annual meeting of ESHRE in June... [Read More]
Let's grasp this opportunity to examine the potential future of screening
11 November 2019 - by Nick Meade and Dr Jayne Spink
Twenty thousand babies are to have their genomes sequenced at birth in an NHS-based pilot announced by Matt Hancock on Monday 4 November at the Genomics England Research Conference... [Read More]
Trouble in store?
4 November 2019 - by Eleri Williams
The Progress Educational Trust (PET) event 'Trouble in Store? How Not to Break the Law when Storing Embryos and Gametes' took place at Hill Dickinson LLP in London on 29 October 2019... [Read More]
Uterus transplantation: five years on from the world's first birth
4 November 2019 - by Dr Natasha Hammond-Browning
Five years ago, on 3 October 2014, the world's first birth following a uterus transplant was announced. Born in Sweden, baby Vincent's arrival made global headlines, and was followed by further births from the Swedish trial... [Read More]
PET's #ExtendTheLimit campaign to change the storage limit for social egg freezing launches
28 October 2019 - by Dr Catherine Hill
Increasing numbers of women in the UK are facing the stark choice of having to destroy their frozen eggs or become a mother before they are ready to do so because of an outdated law... [Read More]
Why the Law Commissions' consultation paper on surrogacy reform was incomplete
28 October 2019 - by Dr Calum MacKellar
The Law Commissions of Scotland and England and Wales' joint consultation on surrogacy reform has now closed to responses... [Read More]
Assisted reproduction crime network in Greece highlights need for monitoring surrogacy
21 October 2019 - by Dr Katia Neofytou
This September, news broke of the dismantling of an organised crime group involved in illegal adoptions, egg-selling and commercial surrogacy in Thessaloniki, Greece... [Read More]
We need to talk about the artificial womb
14 October 2019 - by Elizabeth Chloe Romanis
This week, researchers based at the University of Technology in Eindhoven announced they had received Horizon 2020 funding to build their artificial womb prototype... [Read More]
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