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CONTENTS Issue #1002
COMMENT
Anonymous no more?
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Event Review: How to Grow a Human
Radio Review: Diary of a surrogate – The Untold (BBC Radio 4)
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Anonymous no more?
17 June 2019 - by Sarah Norcross
This coming Wednesday evening (19 June), the Progress Educational Trust – the charity that publishes BioNews – is holding a free-to-attend public event in London discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing in relation to donor anonymity... [Read More]
Oldham's health chief vows to redress Jean Purdy plaque snub
17 June 2019 - by Martha Henriques
An Oldham councillor is urging for Jean Purdy, one of the three people who developed IVF, to be formally acknowledged for her work, after letters revealed how the Oldham Health Authority ignored requests for Purdy to be recognised in the 1980s... [Read More]
New York Senate passes bill to allow commercial surrogacy
17 June 2019 - by Suzi Denton
A bill that proposes to lift the ban on commercial surrogacy in New York State was passed by the State Senate last week... [Read More]
Woman wants ex-wife's embryos destroyed despite no genetic link
17 June 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
A woman in Sydney, Australia is seeking a court order for the destruction of 12 embryos that are not genetically linked to her... [Read More]
Scientist plans to make more genome-edited babies
17 June 2019 - by Helen Robertson
A Russian scientist has announced his intention to produce genome-edited babies... [Read More]
France considers allowing IVF for single and lesbian women
17 June 2019 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
France plans to lift a ban preventing single women and lesbian couples from accessing IVF and other fertility treatments, announced Prime Minister Édouard Philippe last week... [Read More]
Pharma giant teams up with CRISPR experts for drug discovery
17 June 2019 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
GlaxoSmithKline is to partner with leading researchers at the University of California to harness CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing to find new medicines... [Read More]
Event Review: How to Grow a Human
17 June 2019 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
What does it mean to be human? It's not a question I'd given much thought until hearing science writer Philip Ball's talk on 'How to Grow a Human'... [Read More]
Radio Review: Diary of a surrogate – The Untold (BBC Radio 4)
17 June 2019 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
In 'Diary of a Surrogate', an episode of the Radio 4 programme The Untold, Linder Wilkinson speaks about what becoming a surrogate mother meant for her. She tells the story of why – after giving birth to her first surrogate child – she decided to embark again on the same journey for a gay couple, Nick and Karl... [Read More]

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