Page URL:
CONTENTS Issue #1060
BioNews Appeal: Please donate HERE to keep BioNews independent and FREE to read

You are currently viewing the Alert version of the BioNews email newsletter.

Click the tab above to view the Full Text version

Welcome to BioNews by email, published by the Progress Educational Trust, providing you with news, comment and reviews on genetics, assisted conception, embryo/stem cell research and related areas. 

Visit the BioNews website at where you can subscribe for free to receive BioNews by email in one of three formats, and search the archive of more than 8,000 articles.

Expanded carrier screening: ignoring the interests of gamete donors?
17 August 2020 - by Professor Guido Pennings
More and more fertility centres are imposing expanded carrier screening (ECS) on their gamete donors. ECS allows for the detection of the carrier status of hundreds of recessive disorders in donors who are not at an increased risk... [Read More]
FILM: Whether, When and How Clinics Should Test Patients and Staff for COVID-19
17 August 2020 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about what fertility clinics are currently doing – and what they should be doing – in relation to coronavirus/COVID-19 testing... [Read More]
Relationship status and BMI used to determine access to IVF
17 August 2020 - by Martha Roberts
Relationship status and body mass index (BMI), are being used to restrict people's access to NHS-funded fertility treatment... [Read More]
Exome sequencing of newborns may not be as accurate as blood testing
17 August 2020 - by Sarah Gregory
Exome sequencing may not be as reliable as standard blood testing for identifying rare diseases in newborns... [Read More]
Menopausal woman gives birth following blood plasma injection
17 August 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
A woman in menopause has given birth following an experimental blood procedure, indicating a possible method for re-inducing fertility in menopausal women... [Read More]
Gene helps explain higher stroke risk for black people
17 August 2020 - by Dr Laura Riggall
The gene HNF1A critical for the growth and development of the liver and pancreas is linked to an increased risk of stroke in people of African descent, according to new research... [Read More]
Mother's partner not legal parent of donor-conceived child
17 August 2020 - by Georgia Everett
'Appalling' planning between a lesbian couple and the man who acted as the sperm donor has resulted in a missed opportunity for the mother's partner to become a legal parent... [Read More]
Genes of an unknown ancestor found in modern humans
17 August 2020 - by Dr Maria Botcharova
Homo sapiens are likely to have bred with other ancient tribes much earlier than previously thought, according to new research... [Read More]
Podcast Review: ASRM Today – Misconceptions about genetic counselling
17 August 2020 - by Dr Valerie Shaikly
'People think if we do a genetic test, we can look for everything and if it comes back as a normal test, then everything will be healthy', says Jill Fischer... [Read More]
Podcast Review: SART Fertility Experts – Fibroids and fertility
17 August 2020 - by Eleanor Mackle
When I hit play on a new podcast from SART (Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology) Fertility Experts, I had very little idea of what fibroids were... [Read More]

Advertising in BioNews

BioNews is read by around 18,000 people every week. Our readership is predominantly in the UK, but we have subscribers in 44 countries. That is a lot of people with an interest in assisted conception, genetics, embryo/stem cell research and related areas.

Advertisements (up to 300 words in length) start from as little as £75, making BioNews a very cost effective way to reach your target audience.

The Progress Educational Trust can personally vouch for the service, as the charity has itself successfully engaged members of staff via BioNews. Why not save money by recruiting through BioNews, and help keep BioNews FREE at the same time?

If you would like further information about advertising a job or opportunity in BioNews, please contact Sarah Norcross on +44 (0)20 7278 7870 or at

Sarah Norcross
Director, Progress Educational Trust
140 Gray's Inn Road
London, WC1X 8AX