BioNews - which can be found online at www.bionews.org.uk - is a free news and comment digest, and the flagship publication of the Progress Educational Trust (PET).
The principal aim of BioNews is to provide accurate, balanced and timely news and comment on genetics, assisted conception, embryo/stem cell research and related areas. Whether your interest in these topics is personal or professional, BioNews provides an invaluable roundup of essential news and views.
Articles are divided into three categories - News, Comment and Reviews. News ensures that readers are up-to-date on recent developments, Comment is a great forum for opinion pieces on key topics, and Reviews covers relevant books, films, plays, comics, exhibitions and events.
BioNews covers covers a broad range of clinical, research and policy developments. The top 10 most read BioNews articles in the first half of 2015 were:
Call to end US federal funding ban on chimera research
By Dr Jane Currie (pictured right)
No more empty pates: stem cell therapy for baldness
By Ana Ilic
Scientists find possible cause for IVF implantation failure
By Dr Katie Howe
Unique human brain gene discovered
By Meghna Kataria (pictured right)
Lung cancer stem cell therapy gets UK trial
By Isobel Steer
Mitochondrial donation - is it safe? Is it ethical?
By Rachel Brown (pictured right)
Big pharma investment in gene therapy continues with Sanofi deal
By Arit Udoh
Genetic variants linked to start of Huntington's symptoms
By Dr Victoria Burchell
Eight questions for Anne Wojcicki, CEO and cofounder of 23andMe
Interview with Anne Wojcicki (pictured right)
Bipolar disorder linked to high intelligence
By Julianna Photopoulos
Other key features include a comprehensive Glossary section, a fully searchable archive containing more than 5,000 articles, and a Jobs and opportunities section where vacancies are advertised.
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