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BioNews Comment articles written by Nick Meade:

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Rare reality of COVID-19
13 July 2020 - by Nick Meade
COVID-19 is not (currently) a rare condition, but has much in common with those that are: there are as yet no bespoke treatments; it is highly variable, and there is much about it that we don't know... [Read More]
Ethics report on non-invasive prenatal testing raises questions of its own
6 March 2017 - by Nick Meade
The Nuffield Council of Bioethics' new report on non-invasive prenatal testing is unnecessarily negative and encroaches on women's reproductive choices... [Read More]
The case for case-by-case regulation of PGD: a response to Dr David King
26 January 2010 - by Nick Meade
The Genetic Interest Group (GIG) welcomed the UK's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)’s review of the case-by-case approach to the licensing of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for late-onset conditions and for tissue typing of embryos to produce a 'saviour sibling'. I attended the HFEA's consultation event at which Dr David King spoke on 1 December last year and heard his presentation. Then, as in his BioNews comment
Patients want 'hybrid' embryo research to go ahead
15 January 2007 - by Nick Meade
The UK's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has announced a public consultation on the creation of human-animal hybrid embryos. Scientists want to use such embryos to create genetically human embryonic stem cells(ES cells). This method would overcome difficulties associated with the collection of human eggs from donors, and would... [Read More]