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Modern surrogacy needs a modern law: How should we regulate surrogacy in the 21st century?
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Modern surrogacy needs a modern law: How should we regulate surrogacy in the 21st century?
1 October 2018 - by Jen Willows
At the Royal Society of Edinburgh, on 27 September 2018, the Progress Educational Trust (PET) held its public event 'Modern Surrogacy Needs a Modern Law: How Should We Regulate Surrogacy in the 21st Century?'... [Read More]
Bury CCG confirms IVF cuts from three cycles to one per couple
1 October 2018 - by Hannah Tippett Simpson
A six-week public consultation in relation to IVF provision in Bury has resulted in the reduction of treatment cycles that couples can receive... [Read More]
Genome editing works in mitochondrial DNA for first time
1 October 2018 - by Dr James Heather
Two research groups have, for the first time, used genome editing to successfully treat mitochondrial disease in animals... [Read More]
NHS to be sued over failing to offer trans patients egg and sperm freezing
1 October 2018 - by Georgia Everett
The Equality and Human Rights Commission is preparing to sue NHS England over failing to offer fertility preservation services to transgender patients... [Read More]
French ethics body backs IVF for single and lesbian women
1 October 2018 - by Isobel Steer
France's national consultative committee on bioethics has said that single women and gay women should be able to access IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies... [Read More]
Contraceptive pill linked to lower risk of ovarian cancer
1 October 2018 - by Dr Maria Botcharova
Taking contraceptives that contain a low dose of oestrogen has been linked to a reduced rate of ovarian cancer, in a study of almost two million women... [Read More]
Dozens of firms discovered to sell untested stem cell treatments in Canada
1 October 2018 - by Martha Henriques
A total of 30 Canadian businesses have been found to provide untested and potentially unsafe stem cell treatments in a recent study... [Read More]
Australian woman wins right to IVF without estranged husband's consent
1 October 2018 - by Sarah Pritchard
A woman in Melbourne, Australia, has won the right to undergo IVF treatment using donor sperm, without the consent of her estranged husband... [Read More]
Cancer-related gene variations often reclassified, shows study
1 October 2018 - by Charlott Repschlager
Almost a quarter of all cancer gene test variations were amended due to reclassification over the course of a decade, found a new study... [Read More]
Sperm shortages force Tokyo hospital to end donor insemination
1 October 2018 - by Helen Robertson
A shortage of sperm donors has forced a Japanese hospital to stop offering couples a certain type of fertility treatment... [Read More]
TV Review: Coronation Street's DNA Secrets – ITV
1 October 2018 - by Sarah Gregory
Coronation Street's DNA Secrets gave a whirlwind tour around the ethnic diversities hidden in the gene pools of some of the soap's most well-loved stars, past and present... [Read More]
Video Review: 'Should we fear gene editing?' – TedMed
1 October 2018 - by Ruth Retassie
The TedMed talk by Professor Alta Charo, entitled 'Should we fear gene editing?', highlights the progress made and the concerns raised in genetic research over the past fifty years... [Read More]

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