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This week at the Progress Educational Trust (19 May 2019)


Sarah Norcross, Director of the Progress Educational Trust (PET) and co-chair of PET's FREE-to-attend public event 'Anonymous No More? Donor Conception and Direct-to-Consumer DNA Testing', taking place in London on the evening of Wednesday 19 June 2019 The Progress Educational Trust (PET) is busy preparing for its next free-to-attend public event, 'Anonymous No More? Donor Conception and Direct-to-Consumer DNA Testing', taking place in London on the evening of Wednesday 19 June 2019.

The event is being produced in partnership with the University of Liverpool, with additional sponsorship from the European Sperm Bank and the London Women's Clinic. It will be co-chaired by PET Director Sarah Norcross and by Dr Lucy Frith, with speakers including Debbie Kennett, Andy Waters, Becky Gardiner and Louise Johnson.

Find out more about those speakers here, and register for the event for free here.


Meanwhile, PET has just made available films of two of its recent events. First, there is '40 Years of IVF: Past, Present and Future', a film of an event produced by PET with the support of the Scottish Government.

The film sees world's second ever IVF baby (and first IVF boy) Alastair MacDonald, speaking alongside his mother Grace MacDonald and a panel of experts. Together they look back on the circumstances of Alastair's conception, birth and childhood, and look forward to what the future might hold for IVF.

(If you cannot see the film below, click here to view it.)


Then there 'Talking Genomics with Patients', a film of an event produced by PET in partnership with Health Education England's Genomics Education Programme.

The speaker panel at this event was made up entirely of people who have had, and/or whose family members have had, their whole genome sequenced in order to better understand and treat a condition of known or suspected genetic origin.

(If you cannot see the film below, click here to view it.)