EP 153: Education is power when it comes to your fertility?
My guest today is Sarah Norcross, Director of the Progress Educational Trust (PET), Commissioning Editor of its flagship publication BioNews
The Progress Educational Trust (PET) advances public understanding of science, law and ethics in the fields of human genetics, assisted reproduction, embryology and stem cell research. Its vision is to improve the choices for people affected by infertility or genetic conditions. Its mission is to educate and debate the responsible application of reproductive and genetic science.
Since PET was founded in 1992 (evolving from a precursor organisation founded in 1985), it has earned a reputation for leading the debate on new developments in fertility, genetics and embryo/stem cell research. It does this through its public events, its flagship publication BioNews, and its consistent and authoritative media presence. It shines a light on cutting-edge biomedical issues, and enhances debate around sensitive, controversial and important points of science, ethics and law.
PET is known for seizing the initiative when issues arise (producing high-calibre events at short notice) while staying with issues over time (contributing to growing public awareness and understanding). PET organised the UK’s first public conferences on genome editing (in 2015, with the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser) and on extending the 14-Day Rule for embryo research (in 2016, resulting in widespread media coverage including two half-hour documentaries on BBC Radio 4).
Only a week to go to PET’s #surrogacy event in Scotland on 27/9 – we still have a few places left so book now to attend ‘Modern Surrogacy Needs a Modern Law: How Should We Regulate Surrogacy in the 21st Century?’ see https://t.co/Tm4GyY0Cda
— BioNews (@BioNewsUK) September 20, 2018
In this episode, we spoke about the storage limit in the UK for egg freezing which I have covered here
We also spoke about issues affecting Surrogacy Law, which you can hear more about here
If you’ve not already, do join my closed facebook group Talk Fertility where I’ll be popping up more in live chats to find out more of the questions you want answered.
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