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Michaela Chen

Michaela Chen is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, and is currently studying for an LLM in Law - with a Specialism in Human Rights - at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Previously, she was a practicing lawyer in Toronto, Canada. She has a particular interest in the intersections of reproductive justice and international law.


BioNews News articles written by Michaela Chen:
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Genes drive sexual and reproductive behaviour
12 July 2021 - by Michaela Chen
The age people have sex for the first time, and become parents for the first time, are partly controlled by their genes, a team at the University of Oxford has shown... [Read More]
Policymakers advised to address problems with direct-to-consumer genomic testing
28 June 2021 - by Michaela Chen
The UK Government should review regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic and genomic tests, according to a report by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee... [Read More]
Watchdog issues new consumer rights guidance to warn IVF clinics
14 June 2021 - by Michaela Chen
Newly released guidance from the UK Competition and Markets Authority, would allow couples to initiate legal proceedings against IVF clinics that have falsely guaranteed their success rates... [Read More]
Illumina and Roche settle and dismiss patent lawsuits over 'Harmony' tests
1 June 2021 - by Michaela Chen
A long-running court case over non-invasive prenatal testing patents has been settled... [Read More]
Artificial intelligence used in male infertility scoring
17 May 2021 - by Michaela Chen
Artificial intelligence has been used to evaluate tissue samples in men who produce low levels of, or no, sperm... [Read More]
New York legalises commercial surrogacy
22 February 2021 - by Michaela Chen
New York's new surrogacy law has come into effect, ending a ban on commercial surrogacy in the state.
Australia announces conscience vote on mitochondrial donation
8 February 2021 - by Michaela Chen
The Australian Parliament is set to have its first conscience vote on legislation allowing access to mitochondrial donation... [Read More]
Patient data stolen from a fertility clinic network in the USA
30 November 2020 - by Michaela Chen
One of the largest networks of fertility clinics in the United States has confirmed that it was targeted by a ransomware attack, resulting in a security breach of patient information... [Read More]
Amy Coney Barrett may threaten access to IVF if appointed to the US Supreme Court
19 October 2020 - by Michaela Chen
The presumed appointment of Federal Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court has caused concern among the IVF and fertility communities... [Read More]