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BioNews, an e-mail newsletter and website founded by Juliet Tizzard in 1999, originated from Progress in Reproduction, the in-house journal of the Progress Educational Trust (PET). According to their Twitter page, BioNews provides "news & independent comment on genetics, fertility treatment, embryo/stem cell research & related areas."[1]

Funding organisations

According to their website, "BioNews remains entirely dependent on voluntary donations and sponsorship."[2]



Norcross is a member of the project advisory group at Frank Furedi's University of Kent, Centre for Parenting Culture Studies.
Originally a science journalist, Brooks worked with Euromedica and CTPartners as a headhunter for the pharmaceutical industry.
Blackburn-Starza is a PhD student at Frank Furedi's University of Kent. He worked as a policy officer at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, an events organiser at Médecins Sans Frontières. He defends that "Britain is languishing behind other European countries in the number of IVF cycles provided for infertile couples and Brits are three times less likely to undergo IVF than those living in Denmark and Belgium."[3]


Progress Educational Trust
140 Gray's Inn Road
London WC1X 8AX
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7278 7870
E-mail: snorcross AT
Twitter: @BioNewsUK


  1. BioNews, BioNews at Twitter, acc 15 Oct 2013.
  2. BioNews, Background, acc 15 Oct 2013.
  3. Antony Blackburn-Starza, "UK lags behind the rest of Europe in IVF," BioNews 06 Jul 2009, acc 15 Oct 2013.
  4. Vivienne Raper, "The hole where doughnuts used to be," spiked 23 Mar 2011, acc 16 Oct 2013.