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BioNews 1000: Our readers on why they subscribe to us
10 June 2019 - by BioNews
Celebrating the 1000th issue of BioNews this month, the influential readers of BioNews told us what the publication means to them... [Read More]
Commercial surrogacy is in senior UN official's firing line
10 June 2019 - by Sam Everingham
The question of whether the UN will develop an international treaty relating to surrogacy arrangements - as it did a quarter century ago in relation to adoption, is up for discussion... [Read More]
Designing your own child: Australia's regulations
10 June 2019 - by Dr Patrick Foong
In Australia, debates on whether prospective parents should be permitted to make their own decisions on gender selection for non-medical purposes have been ramping up... [Read More]
The death of an IVF legend: Professor Ian Craft, 1937-2019
10 June 2019 - by Professor Joyce Harper
It was with great sadness that the friends and colleagues of 'Prof' Ian Craft learned that he passed away on 3 June at his residential home in Esher... [Read More]
Gene mutation in genome-edited babies linked to shorter life
10 June 2019 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
The gene mutation that Dr He Jiankui aimed to emulate in the world's first genome-edited babies, has been linked to increased deaths in later life... [Read More]
Consultation on UK surrogacy law begins
10 June 2019 - by Jen Willows
Recommendations to clarify UK surrogacy law have been announced by the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission... [Read More]
Alarm over proposal to overturn US ban on patenting human genes
10 June 2019 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
A bill that would nullify the US Supreme Court decision that banned the patenting of human genes is being debated by the US Congress... [Read More]
UK bill to reconsider egg-freezing time limits gets first reading
10 June 2019 - by Jen Willows
A bill that aims to extend the time limit that eggs and sperm can be kept frozen has been introduced in the UK's House of Lords… [Read More]
CRISPR upgrade harnesses 'jumping genes'
10 June 2019 - by Martha Henriques
Adapting CRISPR genome editing technology to make use of 'jumping genes' could improve scientists' ability to insert DNA into the genome... [Read More]
Sperm tail-tracking method could help fertility testing
10 June 2019 - by Dr Elizabeth Oliver
A new way of analysing sperm could lead to improvements in male fertility testing, according to the scientists who developed the method... [Read More]
Stem cell genes altered inside living organism for first time
10 June 2019 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Genes have been edited directly in stem cells of a living organism, a new study has found. Scientists were able to modify genes in specific stem cells in adult mice using a virus... [Read More]

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