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Podcast Review: 'Biohacking: Rules of Engagement' – Reset, Vox
18 November 2019 - by Jennifer Frosch
Do-it-yourself science at home: despite my research training, this is something I have never given serious consideration... [Read More]
Book Review: Egg Freezing, Fertility and Reproductive Choice - Negotiating Responsibility, Hope and Modern Motherhood
11 November 2019 - by Eleanor Taylor
Over the last decade the number of women who have opted to freeze their eggs for social reasons has risen exponentially... [Read More]
Radio Review: 'One to One: Benjamin Zephaniah meets Richard and Terri Clothier' – BBC Radio 4 available on iPlayer
4 November 2019 - by Susan Tranfield
The psychological aspects of infertility are generally well-documented. Those who have experience of this will be all too familiar with the devastation, guilt, shame and anger that accompany the diagnosis... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The dangers of DIY genetic testing – Science Weekly, The Guardian
28 October 2019 - by Laura Riggall
By 2022 the world's consumer genetic testing market is expected to quadruple to £200 million, according to The Guardian. But while the popularity of DIY genetic testing has undergone huge expansion in recent years, doctors and scientists have called for a crackdown on tests offered by consumer genetics companies such as 23andMe and AncestryDNA... [Read More]
Radio Review: HIV protective gene paper retraction
21 October 2019 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
There are numerous reasons why the story of two baby girls, who had been genetically engineered as embryos and consequently equipped with an HIV protective gene variant, startled researchers and the public around the world... [Read More]
TV Review: Eugenics - Science's greatest scandal
21 October 2019 - by Marieke Bigg
In the BBC documentary, Eugenics: Science's Greatest Scandal, science journalist Angela Saini and disability rights activist Adam Pearson tackle the difficult subject of eugenics... [Read More]
Game review: Niche
7 October 2019 - by Francesca Sowerbutts
Niche is a genetics survival game where players evolve their own species to survive in testing environments... [Read More]
TV Review: Bump pilot (RTE One)
7 October 2019 - by Fiona Duffy
RTE One recently ran a pilot for a new Irish comedy about surrogacy. The pilot, consisting of one episode is part of an RTE (Irish National Broadcaster) and Screen Ireland showcase initiative to support new and emerging Irish talent... [Read More]
Book Review: Let there be life
30 September 2019 - by Dr Sue Avery
'Let there be life' is a biography of Professor Sir Robert Edwards, known to the world as the father of IVF, and to his friends as Bob. [Read More]
Radio Review: Tackling the male fertility crisis (BBC World Service, Business Daily)
30 September 2019 - by Sarah Gregory
After he had a series of unsatisfactory fertility testing experiences, Mohamed Taha decided to launch his own company Mojo Diagnostics in Lyon, France in an attempt to improve the process of sperm count testing... [Read More]
Film Review: Seahorse - the dad who gave birth
23 September 2019 - by Marieke Bigg
In a world where our sex tells us nothing about our gender - where we can be anyone and be in relationships with anyone – how do we make sense of ourselves? [Read More]
Review: DNA testing secrets
23 September 2019 - by Alexander Ware
Channel 4 News have recently produced two short films on genetic testing... [Read More]
Event Review: Transforming Medicine - The Promise of Human Genome Editing for Rare and Genetic Disease
16 September 2019 - by Sophia McCully
At the 2019 FORUM Annual Lecture at the Academy of Medical Sciences in London, Dr John Leonard, president and chief executive officer at Intellia Therapeutics gave an enlightening overview of the work they are doing towards clinical application of genome editing and his thoughts on the general genome editing field... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Global infertility - Could The Handmaid's Tale become reality?
9 September 2019 - by Jakki Magowan
The BBC's World Service weekly podcast series, CrowdScience, invites listeners to pose questions about life, Earth and the universe. To find answers, they interview experts at the frontiers of knowledge... [Read More]
Book Review: Birth Rights and Wrongs: How Medicine and Technology are Remaking Reproduction and the Law
2 September 2019 - by Suzi Denton
In his new book, Professor Dov Fox shines a light on the harms that are done to fertility patients, and the lack of protection which the law in the USA affords them... [Read More]
Book Review: Gene Eating - The Science of Obesity and the Truth about Diets
27 August 2019 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
It's never been easier to eat more and move less, so it's no surprise that the worldwide prevalence of obesity has more than doubled since the 1980s. With so much 'advice' at our fingertips, whose guidance do we follow and how do we get to the truth? ... [Read More]
Book Review: Unravelling the Double Helix - The Lost Heroes of DNA
19 August 2019 - by Eleanor Taylor
If you asked me to describe how DNA was discovered, I would probably begin by recounting how Francis Crick and James Watson successfully identified the three-dimensional structure of DNA at the University of Cambridge, in 1953, and end my explanation by discussing the role that Rosalind Franklin played in this momentous scientific breakthrough... [Read More]
Event Review: Unravelling the Double Helix
12 August 2019 - by Eleanor Mackle
So, you think Watson and Crick discovered DNA? I did too, until I attended a talk by Professor Gareth Williams at the Royal Institution, called 'Unravelling the Double Helix'... [Read More]
Television Review – 'I am Hannah'
12 August 2019 - by Dr Kylie Baldwin
Broadcast on Channel 4 as one of three stand-alone female-led films, 'I am Hannah' features Gemma Chan of 'Humans' and 'Crazy Rich Asians' and explores the complex issues of female fertility, motherhood, reproductive pressure and ambivalence... [Read More]
Film Review: Only You
5 August 2019 - by Susan Tranfield
'I don't care how old you are – you're gorgeous' says Josh O'Connor's character Jake, PhD student and DJ, on hearing that his new girlfriend Elena is 35 (to his 26). The age gap is not enough to shock the viewer or stand in the way of Jake and Elena's mutual lust though it will, in due course, stand in the way of the couple's cherished hopes for a baby... [Read More]
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