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Podcast Review: SART Fertility Experts – Gestational carriers
28 September 2020 - by Dr Helen Robertson
'Gestational carriers' was not a term I had ever heard prior to being asked to review the latest podcast produced by ASRM Today and SART Fertility Experts. I think that this in itself exemplifies the differences between the UK and the US, which were very obvious throughout the podcast... [Read More]
Podcast Review: DNA Today – PGT for polygenic conditions
21 September 2020 - by Dr Valerie Shaikly
In this episode of 'DNA Today's' series about infertility, certified genetic counsellor Jennifer Eccles, head of genetic counselling at Genomic Prediction, put her case for a new type of preimplantation genetic testing, called PGT-P... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Mapping Humanity – How modern genetics is changing criminal justice, personalised medicine, and our identities
21 September 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
Facilitating productive discussion between scientists, policymakers, and the public surrounding genetic technologies, and their applications, is more crucial than ever... [Read More]
Event Review: COVID-19 – Evidence and limitations of genetics in relation to BAME groups
14 September 2020 - by Martha Roberts
I was aware of the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people in the UK but I did not know much about the causes... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Franklin Centenary Podcast
14 September 2020 - by Lone Hørlyck
When I was asked to review a podcast about Dr Rosalind Franklin for BioNews, the name was definitely familiar but I needed to google her name to remind myself that she was a researcher and chemist, most known for her work towards the discovery of the structures of DNA, RNA and viruses... [Read More]
Event Review: Human Genetic Determinants of COVID-19 Susceptibility and Severity
7 September 2020 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
While the world is gradually heading towards a new form of normality, the biomedical research communities continue to work hard and fast in order to improve our understanding of SARS-CoV-2 and our ability to protect humanity from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)... [Read More]
TV Review: Little Fires Everywhere
7 September 2020 - by Susan Tranfield-Thomas
Fresh from the acclaimed Sky series 'Big Little Lies', Reese Witherspoon produces and stars in another big-budget production that explores the complex dynamics of family relationships from female perspectives... [Read More]
TV Review: Labour of Love
24 August 2020 - by Heather Skrabak
'I'm dating to fall in love with the guy who could be the father of my children,' declares Kristy Katzmann in Fox's newest TV matchmaking endeavour, Labour of Love... [Read More]
Podcast Review: ASRM Today – Misconceptions about genetic counselling
17 August 2020 - by Dr Valerie Shaikly
'People think if we do a genetic test, we can look for everything and if it comes back as a normal test, then everything will be healthy', says Jill Fischer... [Read More]
Podcast Review: SART Fertility Experts – Fibroids and fertility
17 August 2020 - by Eleanor Mackle
When I hit play on a new podcast from SART (Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology) Fertility Experts, I had very little idea of what fibroids were... [Read More]
Book Review: Designing Babies – How technology is changing the ways we create children
10 August 2020 - by Eleanor Taylor
The field of assisted reproduction has evolved at a rapid pace over the past 40 years and fertility patients are now faced with a plethora of treatment options... [Read More]
TV Review: Our Baby – A modern miracle
10 August 2020 - by Javier Bautista
The journey towards parenthood can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a lifetime... [Read More]
Event Review: COVID-19 Impact on Access to Fertility Services
3 August 2020 - by Dr Helen Robertson
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an unprecedented challenge to healthcare across the globe, and access to fertility services is not exempt from this... [Read More]
Podcast Review: SART Fertility Experts – Donor eggs, fresh or frozen?
3 August 2020 - by Francesca Sowerbutts
Offered as a podcast for those 'trying to build a family', Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) Fertility Experts calls upon experts to discuss about the most important topics and issues relating to fertility testing and treatment... [Read More]
Podcast Review: SART Fertility Experts – What is IVF?
27 July 2020 - by Susan Tranfield-Thomas
'SART Fertility Experts' is an educational project that aims to inform prospective patients about the various options available, through a series of podcasts conducted by experts working in assisted conception, including reproductive endocrinologists, reproductive urologists, genetic counsellors and mental health professionals... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Genetic Shambles – COVID-19 experts Q&A
20 July 2020 - by Isobel Steer
COVID-19 has made clear that we have not had enough of experts... [Read More]
Book Review: The Law of Assisted Reproduction
13 July 2020 - by Liam Davis
In this updated second edition of The Law of Assisted Reproduction, author Seamus Burns, Senior Lecturer in Law at Sheffield Hallam University, aimed to highlight the major features of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (HFE) Act 2008 just over a decade since its inception, and eight years since the first edition of his book was published... [Read More]
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]
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