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BioNews Review articles written by Anoushka Shepherd:

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TV Review: Mixed Race Britain - Mixed Britannia
24 October 2011 - by Anoushka Shepherd
In this three-part documentary, George Alagiah recounts the largely untold story of mixed race Britain and the many love stories that overcame extreme social hardship to create it... [Read More]
Theatre Review: 4Play/Many Shades of Disappointment
28 February 2011 - by Anoushka Shepherd
As a hearing person, with no knowledge of sign language and little contact with the deaf community, I didn't know what to expect when I attended the sell-out '4play'. 4play was a series of four short plays performed at London's Drill Hall by Deafinitely Theatre's playwright competition winners. The last of the four plays, Donna Williams' 'Many Shades of Disappointment' delved into the hypothetical future, exploring the science, law, politics and culture of selective reproduction and deafness.... [Read More]
Theatre Review: Firing Blanks
27 September 2010 - by Anoushka Shepherd
After a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tom Spencer's 'Firing Blanks' comes to the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden, London... [Read More]
Book Review: Smart Guide to Infertility / Infertility - The Facts
19 July 2010 - by Anoushka Shepherd
Reading both of these books from the standpoint of a patient, I now feel fully equipped to take on any challenge infertility may throw my way. That said, I'm not sure I would have felt quite so ready had I only read one of them.... [Read More]
Event Review: Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Open Meeting
19 July 2010 - by Anoushka Shepherd
The UK's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) held its open Authority meeting on Wednesday 7 July. The meeting discussed general advances in its work, received feedback from the Hampton Working Group and considered the data of compliance with multiple birth rate targets. The most pertinent and interesting presentation focused on feedback regarding the evaluation of the Donation Review... [Read More]
TV Review: Having a Baby to Save My Child
22 February 2010 - by Anoushka Shepherd
I think the producers of this emotive BBC One documentary sought to challenge criticisms of saviour siblings by presenting the heartbreaking, desperate struggle that two couples face in their battle against time to create the miracle baby that will save their child's life...
TV Review: 8 Boys and Wanting a Girl
8 February 2010 - by Anoushka Shepherd
Any media coverage focusing on views toward children is always bound to be both emotive and contentious. '8 Boys and Wanting a Girl' fit that description perfectly. Throughout Channel 4's hour-long show, I felt an emotional cocktail of disgust, confusion, empathy, sorrow and disbelief.... [Read More]