Scientists build synthetic embryos

May 6, 2018 by

by Xavier Symons, Bio Edge: Scientists from the universities in the Netherlands have successfully created synthetic embryo-like structures from mouse stem cells, raising hopes of new insights into the causes of infertility. The model embryos resemble natural ones to the extent that, for the first...

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The Soviet-style revolution

Apr 15, 2018 by

by Peter Hitchens, Mailonline: Is there any better illustration of the huge Soviet-style revolution we have suffered than this moving picture of nurses in an NHS hospital, praying before the start of their shift, half a century ago? Nursing and hospitals themselves are more or less a Christian...

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Family seeks wrongful death lawsuit after loss of frozen embryos

Apr 5, 2018 by

from SPUC: The case raises ethical questions around IVF  A couple whose frozen embryos were destroyed in a storage tank malfunction could seek action for wrongful death – if a judge rules that an embryo is considered a life. This is just one of the dozens of lawsuits facing The University...

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Why conscientious objection in the medical profession must be protected

Mar 21, 2018 by

By Fiona Bruce MP, Politics Home. The Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Bill is scheduled for Committee Stage in the House of Lords this Friday, and I have been watching its progress with interest. The Bill’s sponsor is Baroness Nuala O’Loan – a widely respected legal mind in the Lords...

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Number of women having IVF without a man soars by 35%

Mar 16, 2018 by

by Victoria Allen, Mailonline: A generation of women are choosing to have a baby on their own through IVF. The number trying to start a family without a father has leapt by a third in two years. The latest figures show 1,272 women registered to have fertility treatment without a partner in 2016 –...

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Should lesbian couples have access to mitochondrial replacement therapy?

Mar 4, 2018 by

by Michael Cook, Bio Edge: “Three parent babies!!!!” was a shock-horror headline across the world when the UK was debating mitochondrial replacement therapy a couple of years ago. This is a technique to avoid passing on mitochondrial diseases from mother to child. There are different methods, but...

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