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FILM: Sarah Norcross in conversation with Sally Cheshire
10 May 2021 - by BioNews
An in-depth conversation between Sarah Norcross (director of the Progress Educational Trust) and Sally Cheshire (outgoing chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority)... [Read More]
Human/monkey chimeric embryos: context and questions
10 May 2021 - by Professor Henry T Greely
On 15 April 2021, the journal Cell published a paper reporting the creation of part monkey, part human embryos... [Read More]
FILM: The Special Status of Mary Warnock – From Fertility Treatment to Embryo Research
4 May 2021 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about the enduring legacy of the late Baroness Mary Warnock... [Read More]
The question of embryohood
4 May 2021 - by Professor David Jones
Students of bioethics sometimes imagine that the philosophical, moral and legal status of the human embryo is reducible to the single question: 'Is the human embryo a person?'... [Read More]
FILM: IVF and Women's Health – What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Find Out?
26 April 2021 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about the health of women undergoing fertility treatment... [Read More]
Sorry mate, you're a monkey…
26 April 2021 - by Dr Anna Smajdor
Many of our legal and moral frameworks are based on natural distinctions... [Read More]
The emergence of iBlastoids: Time to update the law?
26 April 2021 - by Dr Patrick Foong
Is an international conversation on the 14-day rule needed in the light of the development of iBlastoids?... [Read More]
FILM: Researchers create monkey/human chimeric embryos
19 April 2021 - by BioNews
The director of the Progress Educational Trust is interviewed by 5 News about embryos containing material from both monkeys and humans... [Read More]
Making embryos: a new way?
19 April 2021 - by Dr Roger Sturmey
Recently there have been some phenomenal reports describing the ability to generate human embryo-like entities directly from stem cells, circumventing the need for eggs and sperm... [Read More]
The Special Status of Mary Warnock: From Fertility Treatment to Embryo Research
19 April 2021 - by Ana Hallgarten
The latest online event held by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) was 'The Special Status of Mary Warnock: From Fertility Treatment to Embryo Research'... [Read More]
Ectogenesis: ethical challenges in creating artificial wombs
12 April 2021 - by Professor John D Loike
Three new reports in Nature illuminate the potential to transform artificial wombs from a laboratory tool into a procedure to grow and maintain a human embryo from fertilisation until birth... [Read More]
FILM: The Business of Egg Freezing – From Bluster to Best Practice
12 April 2021 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about how egg freezing relates to patient interests and business interests... [Read More]
How should mitochondrial donation operate in Australia?
12 April 2021 - by Dr Julian Koplin
Australia is on the cusp of legalising mitochondrial donation... [Read More]
FILM: The Health of IVF Babies – What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Find Out?
29 March 2021 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about the health of people conceived via IVF... [Read More]
ORION public dialogue on genome editing
29 March 2021 - by Dr Emma Martinez
What are the public's views on the use of genome editing in a 'fundamental research setting', and how does this differ to views on its use in medical and clinical applications?... [Read More]
The entelechy test: embryos and simbryos
29 March 2021 - by Julian Hitchcock
Over two weeks in March, four teams reported the self-assembly from stem cells of structures resembling human embryos... [Read More]
IVF and Women's Health: What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Find Out?
22 March 2021 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
It's not often you come away from an event thinking 'wow, that could really save lives'... [Read More]
Qatar leads the way in mapping genetic risk factors for the Arab population
22 March 2021 - by Dr Hamdi Mbarek
Despite making up around 400 million of the global population, Middle Eastern populations have been under-represented in genomic studies – until now... [Read More]
FILM: Fertility Facts – What Do Young People Need to Know and When?
15 March 2021 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about whether and how (in)fertility should be addressed in sex and relationships education... [Read More]
Russian State Duma proposes bill restricting surrogacy... again
15 March 2021 - by Dr Christina Weis
If accepted, the new bill would prohibit foreigners and unmarried couples from seeking surrogacy in Russia... [Read More]
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