'Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis 2018: Current Practice and Beyond', 9-10 November 2018
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Theatre Review: 'The Egg Rumour' at the The Old Joint Stock, Birmingham
16 July 2018 - by Dr Kylie Baldwin
For a full day after seeing the musical 'The Egg Rumour' at The Old Joint Stock Theatre in Birmingham, I had the catchy jingle from the fictional egg freezing company ringing my head... [Read More]
Book Review: Genetics (a Ladybird Expert book)
25 June 2018 - by Mikey Lebrett
Nostalgia is a powerful driver of human behaviour. Over the past three years, Penguin Random House has tapped into this emotion by launching adult books with the unmistakable writing style, illustrations and appearance of the classic Ladybird children's books which were sold in their hundreds of millions in the last century... [Read More]
TV Review: CBS 60 Minutes – 'CRISPR'
18 June 2018 - by Isobel Steer
The world is waking up to CRISPR. American media giant CBS sets out to explain to the public what genome editing is – and why it matters – by interviewing some of the top scientists behind the technology... [Read More]
TV Review: Four men, 175 babies: Britain's Super Sperm Donors
18 June 2018 - by Eleanor Taylor
As an embryologist working in a fertility clinic, I frequently use donor sperm to help individuals and couples become parents. In my little fertility clinic bubble, sperm donation is a highly regulated process... [Read More]
Book Review: 21 Miles - Swimming in Search of the Meaning of Motherhood
11 June 2018 - by Susan Tranfield
Jessica Hepburn, author of 'The Pursuit of Motherhood’, former executive director of the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith and founder of Fertility Fest, underwent eleven rounds of unsuccessful IVF, multiple miscarriages and a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy in a decade... [Read More]
TV Review: The Split (BBC 1, Episode 3, Series 1)
11 June 2018 - by Daniel Malynn
As avid readers of BioNews will know, I am a hard-to-please reviewer: more than willing to turn on TV, films, plays, radio or books that poorly represent any fertility issues, particularly those with legal dimension... [Read More]
Video Review: The Code by Retro Report with STAT
8 May 2018 - by Charlott Repschlager
Personalised medicine is a topic that pops up frequently in the news and has been for what feels like a long time... [Read More]
TV Review: The Good Karma Hospital 
30 April 2018 - by Daniel Malynn
For those that haven't seen the previous series of The Good Karma Hospital, well done you for having dodged a very dull bullet... [Read More]
Event Review: Personal Genome Project UK's GenoME launch
23 April 2018 - by Dr Jess Buxton
Being an unashamed enthusiast for genetics and genomics research and its potential to improve human health, I was delighted when an email announcing the unveiling of the Personal Genome Project (PGP) UK pilot study arrived in my inbox... [Read More]
Film Review: Annihilation
16 April 2018 - by Anna Mallach
Annihilation is the long-awaited second movie by director Alex Garland, which is now available through Netflix. Following a meteor impact in a rural part of the USA, a 'shimmer' starts to grow: a weird barrier to the outside world, which keeps expanding and engulfing everything in its path... [Read More]
Video Review: The Future of Your Genetic Health
9 April 2018 - by Kathryn Ashe
I thought I was keeping myself well informed about progress in genetic technologies, and what scientists and policy-makers are doing to balance the potential scientific and clinical benefits with ethical obligations. But evidently not, as the fact that some members of the public have been injecting themselves with CRISPR... [Read More]
Book review: Making Sense of Genes
26 March 2018 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
We live in the post-genomic era, whose start was marked by the completion of the sequencing of the human genome. But when the Human Genome Project came to an end in 2001, the scientific community faced an unexpected challenge: decoding the sequence of human DNA did not translate into understanding how it works... [Read More]
Education Review: Primary Schools Resources - The Donor Conception Network
19 March 2018 - by Susan Tranfield
Donor conceived children are among us; we have come a long way since the early days of sperm donation, but it would be easy to forget that each family built through donor conception and assisted conception is going through its own particular journey. [Read More]
Theatre Review: Stuffed
19 March 2018 - by Sarah Norcross
Much as I love a laugh and a joke, 'Stuffed', billed as a comedy about fertility and IVF, seemed to me to have the potential of being insensitive and in poor taste - would I and the audience see the funny side? [Read More]
Event Review: The Future of Your Genetic Health
12 March 2018 - by Dr Rachel Brown
What are the medical and ethical implications of genetic technologies such as gene therapy, personalised medicine, and genome editing?  [Read More]
Radio review: Life Scientific – Sir John Burn
5 March 2018 - by Isobel Steer
'​​​​If you've had one child with a major problem, will it happen again? If several members of your family have developed an early onset neurological disorder, you say, will it be me?'... [Read More]
Book Review: Surrogacy - Our Family's Journey
26 February 2018 - by Cara Nuttall
Surrogacy: Our Family's Journey is a personal account of author James Phillip's emotional journey from contemplating fatherhood, deciding to embark on a foreign surrogacy arrangement through to conception, pregnancy and eventually, birth and parenthood... [Read More]
Board Game Review: The Genomics Game
19 February 2018 - by Jean Bvumbe
It's not often you get to play board games at work. Recently at Guy's Hospital in London, the research nurse team were delighted to try out The Genomics Game, released by the NHS's Genomics Education Programme... [Read More]
Book Review: The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth - Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing
12 February 2018 - by Dr Anna Smajdor
Academics have written at length on the ethics of reproductive technologies, abortion and speculative possibilities such as reproductive cloning. But pregnancy itself up until recently has been a somewhat neglected topic... [Read More]
Book Review: The Telomere Effect - A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer
5 February 2018 - by Dr Jess Buxton
We are already into the second month of 2018, so if you made New Year's resolutions then the chances are that, like me, you've long ditched them – especially any regarding your health. It seems that changing old habits is hard, even those that we know will increase our risk of succumbing to disease and disability... [Read More]
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