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Event Review: Cambridge Festival – We are family
19 April 2021 - by David O'Rourke
As we all spent our second Easter in lockdown in the UK, it was hard to think of all the time we had been unable to spend with extended family over the past year. But in today's world, what makes a family? ... [Read More]
TV Review: The Surrogates
19 April 2021 - by Zaina Mahmoud
'Would you get pregnant for someone else and then agree to give the baby away?' The Surrogates narrator Anna Krippa asked the audience... [Read More]
Radio Review: Inside Science – Human embryo research and ethics
12 April 2021 - by Beatrice Costa
Should research on human embryos be permitted beyond 14 days?... [Read More]
TV Review: DNA Family Secrets
12 April 2021 - by Elpida Fragouli
As a human geneticist I've always been interested in anything DNA-related, whether this is a book, research paper, film, or documentary. I never expected, however, that DNA would be the focus of a semi-documentary/semi-intellectual reality TV show, hosted by Stacey Dooley... [Read More]
Podcast Review: How to be a Superhero – The hidden powers within your genes
29 March 2021 - by Joseph Hamilton
When you hear the word 'superhero', the image which springs to mind may be of a billionaire playboy philanthropist or an agile acrobat in unnecessary tight latex... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Making Babies – Surrogacy – what, why, how, who, where?
29 March 2021 - by Zaina Mahmoud
In late 2020, Andrea Byrne started a podcast series inspired by her seven-year fertility journey. When she thought she couldn't carry a pregnancy herself, she and her husband seriously considered surrogacy. This potential avenue for parenthood is discussed in the fifth episode of the series... [Read More]
Event Review: Spotlight on CRISPR
22 March 2021 - by Eleanor Taylor
As part of the 'Spotlight on….' series, the MIT Technology Review recently focused their attention on the genome editing 'supertool' CRISPR... [Read More]
Event Review: Curing the Incurable – The promises of genome editing
15 March 2021 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
Scientific American in partnership with Cellectis, hosted a virtual event to explore genome editing and its use in the clinic. Three pioneers of the field were invited to discuss the early days of genome editing, new technologies and future challenges... [Read More]
Podcast Review: 100 Not Out? Genes and Ageing
15 March 2021 - by Isobel Steer
'Are you noticing things falling apart a bit as you're getting older? ' asked presenter Dr Kat Arney, as I tune into the Genetics Society podcast. This personal attack almost makes me spill my hot cocoa and fall off my lumbar support (I'm 28 and it's a lockdown Saturday night). This is going to be a bumpy listen... [Read More]
Animation Review: Gene Therapy Explained – Changing our body's recipe to treat disease
8 March 2021 - by Ailsa Stevens
The pandemic has created huge demand for high quality home learning materials. One such resource is Great Ormond Street Hospital's new short film on gene therapy... [Read More]
Book Review: Freezing Fertility – Oocyte cryopreservation and the gender politics of ageing
8 March 2021 - by Dr Ëlo Luik
Freezing Fertility is a timely and powerful book that is a multidisciplinary cultural analysis of egg freezing... [Read More]
Animation Review: The Human Pangenome
1 March 2021 - by Francesca Sowerbutts
When the Human Genome Project was completed in 2000, Bill Clinton, then president of the United States, called it 'the most important, most wondrous map ever produced by humankind'... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Sperm Series – I download an app
1 March 2021 - by Eleanor Mackle
Dating hasn't worked out for Andrea Silenzi, and through running 'The Longest Shortest Time' podcast, she has decided that she is ready to become a single parent. In the first episode of a three-part miniseries, Silenzi explores using an app called 'Just a Baby' to find a sperm donor... [Read More]
Book Review: Going it Alone – A guide for solo mums in the UK
22 February 2021 - by Dr Helen Robertson
The number of single women pursuing motherhood has seen a rapid rise in recent years. As changes in the trends of those seeking assisted reproduction become more apparent, it's perhaps even more important that relevant information and support is available to those pursuing parenthood using such approaches... [Read More]
Radio Review: The Power of Three
22 February 2021 - by Sarah Gregory
The Power of Three tells the deeply personal story of author and broadcaster, Cole Moreton, his wife Rachel and their 18-year-old triplets, Ruby, Grace and Josh... [Read More]
Podcast Review: ASRM Today – Update no. 12 from the ASRM COVID-19 task force
15 February 2021 - by Hayley Fryer
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine has issued Update no. 12 – Testing and Vaccine Truths from the ASRM COVID-19 task force... [Read More]
TV Review: Stand Up to Infertility
15 February 2021 - by Ahmed Amer
A question to all men: Do you feel your fertility is linked to how much of a man you are?... [Read More]
Film Review: Baby God
8 February 2021 - by Alexandra Marshall
'Am I a child of something unspeakable?' HBO's documentary Baby God released late last year is an exposé of a prominent Nevada gynaecologist who over the course of his career is thought to have impregnated hundreds of women with his own sperm... [Read More]
TV Review: Trying
8 February 2021 - by Susan Tranfield-Thomas
Making comedy out of the ups and downs of the adoption process is a bold move by most standards. Infertility and comedy aren't, after all, the easiest of bedfellows, and there will be no shortage of people like myself, ready to roll our eyes at the first sign of cliché and censure any attempt to create cheap laughs... [Read More]
Event Review: Jewish Genetics Awareness Month – Knowledge is power
1 February 2021 - by Daniel Jacobson
Jnetics and Chana shared their first joint event, with leading experts speaking about Jewish genetic disorder carrier screening, fertility advice and the reproductive options available to ensure genetic disorders are not passed onto future children... [Read More]
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