Heng, Alexis
3 Articles at Lifeissues.net

Dr Alexis Heng Boon Chin is an associate professor of Biomedical Science at Peking University, China. He had previously worked in the field of human clinical assisted reproduction research in Singapore, and has authored 50 international journal publications on ethical and legal issues relating to new reproductive technologies, in addition to also having published more than 250 scientific journal articles.


New! Singaporean women should think twice before freezing their egg

The Singapore government recently announced that the age limit for egg freezing would be extended from 35 to 37 years of age.

Date posted: 2023-06-04

Risky and unnecessary embryo genetic testing (PGT-A) in Malaysia is driven by culture

Currently in Malaysia, many fertility clinics strongly encourage and even push their patients to do highly expensive preimplantation genetic testing of their IVF embryos, technically referred to as PGT-A or PGS.

Date posted: 2023-05-19

Permitting IVF polygenic testing is a slippery slope to genome editing in hyper-competitive Asian societies like Singapore

Unlike serious safety issues with human genome editing, there are minimal risks involved in polygenic testing and selection of IVF embryos, because there are no permanent man-made genetic modifications that would be passed down to future generations.

Date posted: 2023-04-05