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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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China collects DNA from millions of men and boys
22 June 2020 - by Georgia Everett
Chinese authorities are collecting blood samples from across the country to build a genetic map of its roughly 700 million males... [Read More]
Novel gene discovered that helps keep some people thin
26 May 2020 - by Georgia Everett
According to preliminary research, scientists may have found a gene that explains why some individuals naturally stay slim... [Read More]
IVF clinics can apply to reopen after COVID shutdown
4 May 2020 - by Georgia Everett
The Government has announced that fertility clinics are able to apply to reopen from 11 May... [Read More]
Fertility preservation rates vary across transgender youth
20 April 2020 - by Georgia Everett
The number of transgender teenagers seeking fertility preservation prior to transitioning appears higher in those assigned male at birth... [Read More]
Stress impacts sperm and brain development of offspring
30 March 2020 - by Georgia Everett
Prolonged paternal stress may impact the composition of sperm and have far-reaching effects on any resulting offspring... [Read More]
Israeli high court extends surrogacy right to same sex couples
2 March 2020 - by Georgia Everett
Israel's Supreme Court has ruled that its surrogacy laws are discriminatory, and that same-sex couples and single men should be able to have children through surrogacy... [Read More]
Lab-grown eggs and sperm a step closer
10 February 2020 - by Georgia Everett
A study, published in Cell Reports, investigating when and how human stem cells develop into egg and sperm cells could help generate lab-grown gametes to treat infertility... [Read More]
Hungary to provide free fertility treatment to boost population
20 January 2020 - by Georgia Everett
Hungary will be providing free IVF to couples to combat the country's declining birth rate, announced the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban... [Read More]
IVF clinics accused of 'embezzling' cash from desperate patients
9 December 2019 - by Georgia Everett
IVF clinics are seemingly 'embezzling' money from vulnerable patients by offering them unnecessary expensive add-ons to their treatment, according to a fertility expert... [Read More]
PET launches egg freezing #ExtendTheLimit campaign
4 November 2019 - by Georgia Everett
The Progress Educational Trust (PET) has launched its #ExtendTheLimit campaign, asking the UK public to sign an online petition requiring Parliament to address the law on egg freezing time limits... [Read More]