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BioNews lists forthcoming events about genetics, assisted conception, embryo/stem cell research and related areas. A selection of these events is also included in weekly BioNews email newsletter.

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Modern Surrogacy Needs a Modern Law: How Should We Regulate Surrogacy in the 21st Century?
27 September 2018 6.30pm-8.30pm Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ
LAST CHANCE to book for this FREE-to-attend public event about surrogacy, taking place in Edinburgh THIS COMING THURSDAY, chaired by Sarah Norcross with speakers including Professor Nick Hopkins, Claire Kelly, Dr Kirsty Horsey, Robert Gilmour and Dr Agomoni Ganguli Mitra... [Read More]
Surrogacy and Adoption Seminar
27 September 2018 6.15pm-8.30pm Coram Chambers, 9-11 Fulwood Place, London, WC1V 6HG
A free seminar on the road ahead for those considering surrogacy or adoption, and the legal process that might follow... [Read More]
3 October 2018  Seligman Theatre, Chapter, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1QE
The world premiere of a new play tackling the ethics of gamete donation... [Read More]
Whose Genome Is It Anyway? Big Data and Your DNA
10 October 2018 6.30pm-8.30pm Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ
A FREE-to-attend public event in Edinburgh produced as part of the Genomics Conversation, chaired by Professor John Mattick with speakers including Dr Sarah Chan, Natalie Frankish, Dr Austin Diamond, Professor Zosia Miedzybrodzka and Phil Booth... [Read More]
From Secrecy and Anonymity to DNA Testing and Facebook: The Changing World of Donor Conception and Your Role in It
2 November 2018 9.30am-4.30pm Resource for London, 356 Holloway Rd, London N7 6PA
A workshop relevant to anyone working with donor conception families, or working with people who are considering donor conception... [Read More]
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis 2018: Current Practice and Beyond
9 November 2018  Robens Suite, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT
A course for those considering establishing a PGD service and/or who wish to broaden their experience (early bird rates apply if you book before 7 September 2018)... [Read More]
Make Do or Amend: Should We Update UK Fertility and Embryo Law?
5 December 2018 9.30am-5.30pm Venue: Amnesty International, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
The 2018 annual conference of the Progress Educational Trust, with Keynote Addresses by Sir James Munby and Sally Cheshire and other speakers including Dr Kathy Niakan, Baroness Ruth Deech, Dr Andy Greenfield, Emily Jackson, Professor Christian de Geyter, Barbara Connolly QC, Professor Ellie Lee, James Lawford Davies, Natalie Gamble, Tim Child, Satu Rautakallio-Hokkanen, Erika Tranfield, Dr Roger Highfield, Dr Kylie Baldwin, Professor Robert Spaczyński, Fiona Fox and Sarah Norcross... [Read More]
40 Years of IVF: Past, Present and Future
24 January 2019 6.30pm-8pm King Khalid Building, Hill Square, Edinburgh EH8 9ST
A FREE-to-attend public event in Edinburgh, chaired by Professor Allan Pacey, at which Alastair MacDonald - the second person ever to be born who was conceived via IVF (and the first male) - will speak alongside Grace MacDonald (his mother), Dr Kay Elder, Sally Cheshire, Professor Colin Duncan and Dr Kay Elder... [Read More]