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BioNews Comment articles written by Dr Patrick Foong:

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The emergence of iBlastoids: Time to update the law?
26 April 2021 - by Dr Patrick Foong
Is an international conversation on the 14-day rule needed in the light of the development of iBlastoids?... [Read More]
Class action lawsuit: has Monash IVF breached its legal duty of care?
1 February 2021 - by Dr Patrick Foong
A law firm has filed a class action against Monash IVF, one of Australia's largest IVF clinics, following allegations that the fertility clinic may have destroyed healthy embryos through a defective non-invasive genetic screening test... [Read More]
California's Proposition 14: short in the arm for stem cell research
14 December 2020 - by Dr Patrick Foong
Proposition 14 proposes a considerable loan to fund stem cell research, but in the current financial climate this is likely to cause more harm than good... [Read More]
New study on CRISPR: the stake of unintended consequences in embryos
23 November 2020 - by Dr Patrick Foong
CRISPR-based genome editing has revolutionised molecular life sciences, however the ISSCR provides guidelines for responsible and ethical research to achieve safe and effective use... [Read More]
Patients with neurological diseases seeking stem cell treatments
24 August 2020 - by Dr Patrick Foong
A recent study in the USA suggests that some patients with neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson's disease, are increasingly seeking information on stem cell treatments as a therapeutic option from their doctors... [Read More]
Caveat: Stem cells touted for coronavirus treatments
29 June 2020 - by Dr Patrick Foong
This unprecedented challenging time has seen the emergence of unproven stem cell-based therapies for the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2... [Read More]
The aftermath of the He Jiankui fiasco: China's response
3 February 2020 - by Dr Patrick Foong
Dr He Jiankui, who claimed that the world's first babies had been born with edited genomes, has been sentenced to three years in prison and fined for performing 'illegal medical practices'... [Read More]
Human genome editing: what about the protection of egg donors in research?
9 December 2019 - by Dr Patrick Foong
It's just over a year since Dr He Jiankui's controversial announcement that he had created the world's first genome-edited babies... [Read More]
Human-animal chimeras: should other countries follow Japan's lead?
2 September 2019 - by Dr Patrick Foong
Under the new Japanese guidelines, a Japanese scientist, Dr Hiromitsu Nakauchi, is the first to receive government approval to produce animal embryos that have human cells and transplant them into surrogate animals... [Read More]
Designing your own child: Australia's regulations
10 June 2019 - by Dr Patrick Foong
In Australia, debates on whether prospective parents should be permitted to make their own decisions on gender selection for non-medical purposes have been ramping up... [Read More]
Confronting unproven stem cell treatments in Australia: The new regulation
20 November 2017 - by Dr Patrick Foong
Stem cell research holds tremendous promise for the treatment of a wide variety of illnesses and conditions, from spinal cord injury to autism. However, much more work is necessary to translate stem cell research into safe and effective therapies... [Read More]
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