August 2017

BBC on IVF cuts: Missed opportunity to educate on biology of human reproduction

BBC Sunday Morning last addressed questions relating to IVF and Fertility http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b091pgzj   The discussion can be picked up at 39.48 minutes in.   Following the news of major cutbacks on NHS IVF provision in 13 areas of the UK (https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/06/ivf-cut-back-in-13-areas-of-england-in-bid-to-save-money-new-data-shows ) it was hoped that the issues surrounding these decisions would have been addressed […] Read more

Human Embryos – Controversial Genome Modification in US

Worrying news is circulating worldwide concerning US claims to have ‘edited’ the genome of the human embryo to remove genetic mutations related to heart disease.   https://www.nature.com/news/crispr-fixes-disease-gene-in-viable-human-embryos-1.22382   The controversial research, relying on manipulation of the delicate human genome, has not so far moved outside first steps in the laboratory so no manipulated embryos have […] Read more