Page URL:
CONTENTS Issue #1109
Improving sperm cell analysis: A new WHO manual
Book Review: (M)otherhood – On the choices of being a woman
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.

Improving sperm cell analysis: A new WHO manual
23 August 2021 - by Professor Christopher Barratt and Ana Vasconcelos
The wait is over…. The new WHO Semen Analysis manual – version six – is now live!... [Read More]
BRCA2 DNA repair errors implicated in infertility
23 August 2021 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
BRCA2 mutations may be implicated in infertility, as well as increasing cancer risk, according to new research... [Read More]
Men over 50 less likely to have successful fertility treatment
23 August 2021 - by Joseph Hawkins
The chance of live birth following assisted reproduction is significantly reduced when the prospective father is over the age of 50, a recent study has revealed… [Read More]
Genetic variants that cause hypertension in pregnancy identified
23 August 2021 - by Dr Laura Riggall
An international study has identified a unique pair of gene variants that can cause the sudden onset of high blood pressure in pregnant women... [Read More]
mRNA HIV vaccine trial to start
23 August 2021 - by Elissar Gerges
Moderna has started a trial for its HIV vaccine, based on mRNA technology... [Read More]
Dr Beverly Searle, CEO of charity Unique, to retire
23 August 2021 - by Hannah Flynn
Dr Beverly Searle, CEO of Unique, is retiring at the end of August, marking the end of more than 30 years of service to the charity for people with rare chromosomal conditions... [Read More]
Kerala rules on donor conception birth certificate requirement
23 August 2021 - by Blair Sowry
Requiring a sperm donor's name to be recorded on children's birth certificates may breach privacy laws, according to the High Court of Kerala in India... [Read More]
Lab-grown brain organoids develop primitive eyes
23 August 2021 - by Dr Emma Green
Brain organoids grown in the lab can develop primitive eyes called optic cups, containing key cell types that are able to respond to light... [Read More]
Book Review: (M)otherhood – On the choices of being a woman
23 August 2021 - by Dr Helen Robertson
(M)otherhood is a frank, moving account of what it means to be a woman in a society that remains conflicted by fertility and female identity... [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