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This is what some of the regular readers of BioNews have to say about the publication.

'As a journalist who writes regularly about reproductive medicine, genetics, stem cell research and biology, I find BioNews incredibly useful for keeping in touch with developments in the field. It is valuable not only for stories from sources that don't always cross my desk, but also as a way of reading around the subject and keeping myself informed of emerging trends, opinions and controversies.'

Mark Henderson (Former Science Editor of The Times newspaper, now Head of Communications at the Wellcome Trust)

'Congratulations on the 500th edition of BioNews, the indispensable source of information on human genetics and assisted reproduction. Up-to-date facts, thought provoking debates and stimulating commentaries make it essential reading for anyone involved with or interested in this field. A superb resource, BioNews is a gem which is all too easily taken for granted. Becoming a Friend of PET and encouraging others to do likewise will ensure that BioNews continues.'

Jane Denton (Director of the Multiple Births Foundation and Women's Health Adviser at the Royal College of Nursing)

'BioNews is an invaluable tool for quickly and efficiently keeping up with what is happening. It brings together information from a wide range of different sources, in a way that allows me to keep up to speed across a range of topics and from media that I wouldn't normally see. The commentaries are always thought provoking – a "must read" when you think you've got the issues sorted out in your own mind, and even more so when you haven't.'

Alastair Kent (Director of the Genetic Interest Group and Chair of Rare Disease UK)

'BioNews is a fantastic resource - an effortless way of keeping in touch with new developments, all the more useful because of its bite-size chunks with further information available for those who want it. I'd be lost without it!'

Susan Golombok (Professor of Family Research and Director of the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge)

'On behalf of Infertility Network UK and the National Infertility Awareness Campaign, I congratulate BioNews on the invaluable service it provides – worldwide! We have been grateful and proud to have been asked to contribute to BioNews several times, giving us the opportunity to raise awareness of issues facing UK patients, such as the inequity of NHS funding and the move to single embryo transfer. BioNews provides its readers with an invaluable and probably unequalled service, by allowing its readers to be informed and to join in debates and discussions. Long may it continue!'

Clare Lewis-Jones (Chief Executive of Infertility Network UK and Chair of the National Infertility Awareness Campaign)

'BioNews provides us with a really useful source of updates on human genetics and assisted reproduction. It became a regular read during the passage of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill through Parliament. We especially enjoy the commentary pieces from invited contributors, who bring a breadth of views, experience and knowledge on various contemporary issues in the field.'

Nancy Lee (Policy Adviser at the Wellcome Trust)

BioNews has proved a valuable resource for all concerned that progress in ethics and policy related to reproduction is measured in terms of human flourishing and welfare.'

John Harris (Lord David Alliance Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation at the University of Manchester)

'BioNews is absolutely essential to my work. It is my main way of keeping up with developments in reproductive medicine and science, and is an invaluable tool in my teaching and research. It is always clear and well written, the information is high quality, and the debates are always provocative but well-informed and well-reasoned. My students love it too! Long may it thrive.'

Richard Ashcroft (Professor of Bioethics at Queen Mary University of London and Codirector of the Centre for the Study of Incentives in Health)

'BioNews is an essential read for anyone involved in the world of assisted conception, whether as a scientist, clinician, user or researcher. The always lively and independent-minded commentaries can surprise, please or anger, but rarely leave the reader uninformed or unstirred. The week wouldn't be the same without BioNews.'

Olivia Montuschi (Manager of the Donor Conception Network)

'BioNews is an invaluable source of clear commentary on recent developments in the fields of reproduction, genetics and biotechnology. It provides helpful links to news stories which it would otherwise be easy to miss. Over the years, I know that I and my students have appreciated having access to this clear, accurate and free information service.'

Emily Jackson (Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Deputy Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority)

'I find BioNews an invaluable way of keeping up-to-date with both national and international developments around the ethics of stem cell research and related areas.'

David Dickson (Director of the Science and Development Network)

'As an up-to-the-minute digest of news and current issues in the worlds of medicine and biology, BioNews is a very useful source for interested members of the public, professionals in healthcare, researchers, policymakers, lobbyists and journalists. It has my full support.'

Dr Rob Elles (formerly Chair of the British Society for Human Genetics)

'BioNews provides me with stimulating ideas, as well as pointers to where to find follow-up reading. Its online resources are particularly valuable, and I use it for both my research and my teaching. Students find it very helpful indeed.'

Martin Johnson (Professor of Reproductive Sciences at the University of Cambridge)

'BioNews provides interesting news and comment from experts on artificial reproduction and closely associated areas of research and debate, and is a useful resource for members of the public and others with an interest in modern reproductive technologies and their application in society.'

Dr Philippa Brice (Head of Knowledge and Communications at the Foundation for Genomics and Population Health)