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Podcast Review: Today in Focus - A journey to Greece for solo IVF during the pandemic
6 July 2020 - by Ëlo Luik
'I wanted to write about loss in a time of a pandemic', says Laura Barton, a music journalist, about why she began taking notes on her trip to Greece for solo IVF... [Read More]
Series Review: All Our Eggs
6 July 2020 - by Katy Lindemann
Letter to a bunch of cells: There is a tsunami of love waiting for you out there. Hope you're comfy in there. I want you to know this uterus has never been used by the likes of you. You're the first. You should feel very, very special. P.S. Please hold on tight. Love Mum xx... [Read More]
Event Review: The Coronavirus Genome - Conspiracies, controversies, and future confidence in tackling COVID-19
29 June 2020 - by Dr Alexander Ware
I feel safe in assuming, reader, that you’re probably feeling saturated by all things coronavirus-related... [Read More]
Event Review: Under Pressure - Mental health in reproductive science
29 June 2020 - by Dr Valerie Shaikly
The 14th session of the International IVF Initiative was held online on 15 May to support the professional IVF community during the COVID-19 pandemic... [Read More]
Book Review: In Vitro
22 June 2020 - by Annabel Slater
In Vitro is a graphic novel written by William Roy, telling the story of a couple’s journey to and through IVF treatment, from the perspective of the would-be father... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The Naked Scientists - The coronavirus mutation situation
22 June 2020 - by Javier Bautista
The COVID-19 pandemic has become the main medical event of our generation... [Read More]
Podcast Review: BBC Sounds - Pride and joy
15 June 2020 - by Emma Bunting
When starting his transition, doctors told Freddy McConnell he would never be able to have children. Five years later, he gave birth to his son Jack... [Read More]
Book Review: The Better Half - On the genetic superiority of women
8 June 2020 - by Eleanor Taylor
Dr Sharon Moalem's most recent book, The Better Half - On the genetic superiority of women, has a rather bold objective and that is to persuade you that woman are genetically superior to men... [Read More]
Film Review: The Easy Bit
8 June 2020 - by Ahmed Amer
'You just need to produce your sample in the pot.'... [Read More]
Event Review: Hacking Darwin - Genetic engineering and the future of humanity
1 June 2020 - by Ana Hallgarten
Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity, an event by London Futurists, was held online on 16 May... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The Immaculate Deception
26 May 2020 - by Kriss Fearon
The widespread availability of home DNA testing has revealed a disturbing trend in cases of fertility fraud, where fertility doctors use their own sperm for donor inseminations instead of sperm from the partner or a donor... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The Genetics Podcast - Patient powered research networks
18 May 2020 - by Mikey Lebrett
In decades past, the great institutions of research and academia were often perceived as impenetrable fortresses, with their activities taking place behind closed doors.... [Read More]
Radio Review: BBC Sounds - Can I trust DNA ancestry tests?
11 May 2020 - by Isobel Steer
'I just took a DNA test', sings Lizzo on her 2017 hit single 'Truth Hurts'... [Read More]
TV Review: The Nest (BBC)
4 May 2020 - by Susan Tranfield-Thomas
The word 'nest' has several connotations – vipers, cuckoos, supernatural entities – so many malevolent associations pop into my head. A 'nest' in a gothic context is anything but a place of safety, so I settled down to watch BBC One's 'The Nest' ready to give my overactive imagination some exercise with gloomy nursery images of spooky rocking horses and dolls... [Read More]
Book Review: A Century of Geneticists – mutation to medicine
27 April 2020 - by Eleanor Taylor
Sir Isaac Newton's famous quote 'If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants' pays homage to the early scholars whose work paved the way for Newton's own discoveries... [Read More]
Game Review: Dish Life
20 April 2020 - by Francesca Sowerbutts
Dish Life is a mobile game that 'lets players inhabit a stem cell researcher as they rise through the ranks'. It aims to envelop players in the world of scientific discovery and 'create an interactive experience reflecting the nurturing of experiments'... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Episode 3: The Gene Gap - Can we trust science to police itself?
6 April 2020 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
The perception of science and its potential benefits for medical progress varies greatly within society, and depends on someone's ethnic or cultural background, as well as their level of scientific knowledge and understanding... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Episode 2: The Gene Gap - Who decides what should happen next?
30 March 2020 - by Dr Alexander Ware
Why aren't more people involved in the discussion surrounding how genome editing should be used?... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Episode 1: The Gene Gap - What does it mean to be human?
23 March 2020 - by Alegria Vaz Mouyal
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a parent of a child with Down's syndrome?... [Read More]
Film Review: Childless in the world's most fertile country (BBC Africa Eye)
16 March 2020 - by Ahmed Amer
The impact infertility has on the quality of life is significant... [Read More]
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