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BioNews - which can be found online at - 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.

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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:

  1. Dr Jane Currie, Volunteer Writer at the Progress Educational Trust (PET)'s flagship publication BioNews Call to end US federal funding ban on chimera research
    By Dr Jane Currie (pictured right)

  2. No more empty pates: stem cell therapy for baldness
    By Ana Ilic

  3. Scientists find possible cause for IVF implantation failure
    By Dr Katie Howe Meghna Kataria, Volunteer Writer at the Progress Educational Trust (PET)'s flagship publication BioNews

  4. Unique human brain gene discovered
    By Meghna Kataria (pictured right)

  5. Lung cancer stem cell therapy gets UK trial
    By Isobel Steer

  6. Rachel Brown, Adviser to the Progress Educational Trust (PET) and Volunteer Writer at PET's flagship publication BioNews Mitochondrial donation - is it safe? Is it ethical?
    By Rachel Brown (pictured right)

  7. Big pharma investment in gene therapy continues with Sanofi deal
    By Arit Udoh

  8. Genetic variants linked to start of Huntington's symptoms
    By Dr Victoria Burchell Anne Wojcicki, CEO and cofounder of 23andMe, interviewed in the Progress Educational Trust (PET)'s flagship publication BioNews

  9. Eight questions for Anne Wojcicki, CEO and cofounder of 23andMe
    Interview with Anne Wojcicki (pictured right)

  10. Bipolar disorder linked to high intelligence
    By Julianna Photopoulos

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