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Georgia Everett

Georgia Everett is a volunteer writer at BioNews and works as a Trainee Embryologist at King's Fertility in London. She completed an MSc in Reproductive Medicine: Science and Ethics at the University of Kent. Her thesis involves investigating the morphological and morphokinetic traits of 'successful' IVF embryos using time-lapse imagery, with the research being conducted in partnership with GENNET City Fertility in Farringdon. Prior to this, she studied her BSc in Medical Genetics at the University of Leicester, graduating top of her class, where she became particularly interested in embryology and medical ethics. Her undergraduate dissertation focused on the public perceptions of the legalisation of mitochondrial replacement therapy. She tweets as @GE_Everett


BioNews Review articles written by Georgia Everett:
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Film Review: Thank You For Coming
22 October 2018 - by Georgia Everett
Watching this film truly brought me into the shoes of a donor-conceived child. As an embryologist, I’ve been trained to be empathetic and well-counselled on the rollercoaster that is fertility treatment, but film-maker Sara Lamm’s search for her donor father opened a world of emotions I had yet to consider... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Georgia Everett:
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Henrietta Lacks' estate sues Thermo Fisher over HeLa cell profits
18 October 2021 - by Georgia Everett
The family of Henrietta Lacks is suing biotechnology company Thermo Fisher for profiting from cells taken without her consent... [Read More]
Confusion over what GDPR legislation means for genomic data
6 September 2021 - by Georgia Everett
Reconciling the need to share genomic data to improve public health with General Data Protection Regulation legislation is complex, an abstract presented at the European Human Genetics Conference 2021 in August has shown... [Read More]
Scotland launches egg and sperm donor recruitment campaign
14 June 2021 - by Georgia Everett
The Scottish Government and NHS Scotland have launched their first campaign to encourage people to become sperm and egg donors... [Read More]
Homeopathy article banned after claiming it can help infertility
24 May 2021 - by Georgia Everett
The UK advertising regulator has concluded that a page on Homeopathy UK's website discouraged people from seeking essential medical treatment for conditions including infertility... [Read More]
Ethnic minority women are less likely to have successful fertility treatment
29 March 2021 - by Georgia Everett
A report published by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has indicated that ethnic minority women have lower chances of a successful pregnancy through fertility treatment, and particularly so for black women... [Read More]
Lawmaker indicted for stem cell fraud
8 February 2021 - by Georgia Everett
A Missouri state representative has been indicted by a federal grand jury for her part in a fraudulent scheme where patients were allegedly administered with COVID-19 treatments that were falsely claimed as containing stem cells... [Read More]
Celebrity scandal exposes surrogacy discontent in China
25 January 2021 - by Georgia Everett
Chinese actor Zheng Shuang has been dropped from her professional partnerships, including her role as brand ambassador for fashion house Prada, after being embroiled in a surrogacy scandal... [Read More]
Fertility takes up to eight months to return after stopping contraception
16 November 2020 - by Georgia Everett
Women may have to wait up for up to eight months for their fertility to return to normal after stopping some forms of contraceptives... [Read More]
Mother of dead transgender girl makes case to save her sperm
7 September 2020 - by Georgia Everett
A Scottish mother is taking legal action to prevent her deceased child's sperm from being destroyed by a fertility clinic... [Read More]
Mother's partner not legal parent of donor-conceived child
17 August 2020 - by Georgia Everett
'Appalling' planning between a lesbian couple and the man who acted as the sperm donor has resulted in a missed opportunity for the mother's partner to become a legal parent... [Read More]