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BioNews Comment articles written by Dr Cathy Herbrand:

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Revolutionising reproduction: setting a new moral compass
22 January 2018 - by Dr Cathy Herbrand
Is sexual reproduction still compatible with Western values? Can germline genome editing ever be considered as medicine? Can we stick to act only on serious disorders? These were some of the provocative and complex questions which were addressed during the last session of the Progress Educational Trust's annual conference... [Read More]
The Warnock Report and the 14-day rule
19 December 2016 - by Dr Cathy Herbrand
Baroness Mary Warnock was the first speaker at this year's Progress Educational Trust Annual Conference. She is best known for The Warnock report, which was written more than 30 years ago and has shaped legislation in the UK and around the world... [Read More]
Three-person IVF: What makes mitochondrial donation different?
11 January 2016 - by Dr Cathy Herbrand
We report from the second session of the annual conference of the Progress Educational Trust, titled 'From Three-Person IVF to Genome Editing: the Science and the Ethics of Engineering the Embryo', about the newly legalised process of mitochondrial donation... [Read More]

BioNews Review articles written by Dr Cathy Herbrand:

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Radio Review: Mum and Dad and Mum
22 September 2014 - by Dr Cathy Herbrand
Following a backbench debate in the House of Commons on mitochondrial donation on 1 September, BBC Radio 4 explored some of the issues raised by these high profile techniques aimed at preventing the transmission of mitochondrial disorders... [Read More]