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Struggling to Control Fertility Tourismby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesApril 17th, 2010Several countries are trying to figure out what to do about their citizens who go abroad for assisted reproduction procedures to evade local prohibitions (or just to save money).
Family become first to have DNA sequenced for non-medical reasonsby Mark HendersonThe Times (London)April 16th, 2010A family of four has become the first in which every member's genome has been sequenced for non-medical reasons, opening a debate about the ethics of analysing the DNA of minors.
The dangers of growing DNA databasesby Osagie K. ObasogieLos Angeles TimesApril 9th, 2010The practice of retaining genetic samples from people arrested for a crime but not convicted is growing in the U.S. It has serious human rights implications.
Tories give up plan to block police retention of DNA samples - for now[United Kingdom]by Francis Elliott and Richard Ford The TimesApril 8th, 2010The Conservative Party has abandoned attempts to block the retention of DNA samples, to pre-empt a Labour campaign leading up to elections.
Couples Flock to Eastern Europe for Cheaper IVFby Jo Willey and Nick FaggeDaily ExpressApril 5th, 2010Thousands of childless older British women desperate to be mothers are flocking to eastern Europe for IVF
Couples who pay surrogate mothers could lose right to raise the child [United Kingdom]by The GuardianDenis CampbellApril 5th, 2010High court could refuse recognition of parental rights to people who flout law by paying disproportionate fees to a surrogate mother overseas.
Sex selection: Getting the baby you wantby Amanda MitchisonThe GuardianApril 3rd, 2010The author meets couples traveling from the UK and heading abroad – where the sex selection business is booming.
Egg Raffles and Shadow Markets: The Fertility Industry Goes Global - and Skirts Lawsby Marcy DarnovskyBiopolitical TimesMarch 23rd, 2010The baby business has become a transnational enterprise. As in other aspects of global commerce, the lowest level of labor and consumer protection tends to prevail.
IVF doctors to raffle human egg [United Kingdom]by Lois RogersThe TimesMarch 14th, 2010A fertility clinic in London, partnering with one in the US, is raffling a human egg to promote its new "baby profiling" service, which circumvents UK laws.
Commons committee rejects six-year DNA records plan [United Kingdom]by Alan TravisThe GuardianMarch 8th, 2010A report published in advance of a key parliamentary vote says DNA profiles of innocent people should be kept for no longer than three years.
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