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GM Babies?by Jessica CussinsBiopolitical TimesMarch 5th, 2013A debate about genetically engineered babies is hijacked by slick rhetoric.
To Claim Someone has 'Viking Ancestors' is no Better than Astrologyby Mark ThomasThe Guardian February 25th, 2013The truth about direct-to-consumer ancestry tests is that there is little scientific substance to most of them and they are better thought of as genetic astrology.
Parents of Down's Syndrome Woman, 21, Can NOT Have her Sterilised, Rules Judge by Daniel MillerDaily MailFebruary 16th, 2013In a landmark ruling in London, the sterilization of a woman with Down's syndrome at her parents' request was ruled 'disproportionate' and in violation of her human rights.
Sale of Personal Gene Data Condemned as 'Unethical and Dangerous'by Jamie DowardThe Guardian February 16th, 2013Critics say companies could acquire personal information that would identify National Health Service patients without their consent.
Latest Figures on Fertility Treatment, Birth Rate and Multiple Births are Releasedby Matt ThomasBioNewsFebruary 11th, 2013Figures released by the UK's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority reveal the number of IVF cycles performed each year has continued to rise while the multiple pregnancy and birth rate has declined and the live birth rate per cycle has remained steady.
Egg Sharing Cuts Bristol's IVF Waiting Listby Polly MarchBBC NewsJanuary 12th, 2013A new "egg sharing" programme and an increase in the amount egg donors are compensated have significantly cut waiting times for couples needing donor eggs in the UK. At what cost?
UK Government's Enthusiasm for GM Not Matched in Developing Nationsby John VidalThe Guardian January 4th, 2013Across the world, countries are turning their backs on GM crops; perhaps the coalition in the UK could learn something from them.
1.7 Million Human Embryos Created for IVF Thrown Awayby Andrew HoughThe TelegraphDecember 31st, 2012Official statistics show that almost half of embryos used to help a women conceive through in vitro fertilisation were thrown away during or after the process.
Brave New Cells?by Donna DickensonProject SyndicateDecember 29th, 2012Supporters of mitochondria replacement neglect a crucial factor in the debate: the techniques being developed involve permanent genetic alterations passed on to future generations.
Exclusive: Rise in Number of Couples Seeking 'Wombs for Hire' Abroad by Jeremy LauranceThe IndependentDecember 28th, 2012The number of British couples formally registering children born to foreign surrogates has nearly trebled in five years, raising concerns that poor women in developing countries are being exploited by rich Westerners.
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