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BBC Sounds: Carrying my friend's baby - Podcast Review
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Baroness Mary Warnock: An awesome intellect and joyous human being
25 March 2019 - by Dr Sue Avery
It is November 2015, and the woman described by the Daily Mail as having 'a monstrous ego that has destroyed so much of our moral and social heritage', is sitting, small and twinkly-eyed, on the sofa in her south London home, with Sarah Norcross (PET director), Kirsty Horsey (PET adviser) and myself... [Read More]
Revolutionising reproduction: the future of fertility treatment
25 March 2019 - by Ana Hallgarten
The Progress Educational Trust (PET) symposium event 'Revolutionising Reproduction: The Future of Fertility Treatment' took place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the 19th March 2019... [Read More]
Health secretary 'massively misinterprets' genetic test results
25 March 2019 - by Martha Henriques
Matt Hancock, secretary of state for health, has been widely criticised by scientists and doctors for misconstruing the results of a genetic test that he took... [Read More]
WHO calls for global human genome editing research registry
25 March 2019 - by Julianna Photopoulos
An advisory committee to the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a global registry to track all research involving human genome editing, during its first meeting in Geneva... [Read More]
Man caught smuggling human embryo into India
25 March 2019 - by Jakki Magowan
A man travelling from Malaysia has been caught at Mumbai airport attempting to smuggle a live human embryo in his suitcase to a fertility clinic in India... [Read More]
Healthy monkey born from sperm from transplanted testes tissue
25 March 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
A healthy female monkey, called Grady, has been born using sperm isolated from transplanted testicular tissue, marking the first time a live primate has been produced using this technique... [Read More]
Sperm DNA taken directly from testes of infertile men is healthy
25 March 2019 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
The DNA of sperm taken directly from the testicles of infertile men is as healthy as that of sperm ejaculated by fertile men, suggests a new study... [Read More]
US hospital sued for keeping embryo without mother's knowledge
25 March 2019 - by Hugo Wolfe
A Massachusetts woman is suing a hospital for storing her embryos for years without telling her... [Read More]
Virtual sperm suggest that strong tails may be key for IVF
25 March 2019 - by Catherine Heffner
Stronger tails help human sperm in their race to fertilise eggs, mathematical modelling suggests... [Read More]
Obituary: Baroness Mary Warnock, IVF ethicist and PET patron
25 March 2019 - by Rachel Siden
Baroness Mary Warnock, a pioneer of embryology research ethics and a patron of the Progress Educational Trust, has died at the age of 94... [Read More]
BBC Sounds: Carrying my friend's baby - Podcast Review
25 March 2019 - by Hugo Wolfe
We are thrown into the waiting room with Emma and Jane who are attending an IVF consultation for a gestational surrogacy arrangement. The childhood friends are laughing and reminiscing about how it all came about... [Read More]

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