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Baby Gammy granted Australian citizenship
26 January 2015 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Baby Gammy, who was born with Down's syndrome to a Thai surrogate mother and was at the centre of a surrogacy scandal last year, has been granted Australian citizenship.... [Read More]

Complications for IVF babies declining, says Scandinavian study
26 January 2015 - by Purvi Shah
A study has shown a decline in the rates of stillbirths and premature deliveries of babies conceived via assisted reproductive technology in four Nordic countries.... [Read More]

Ebola mutations threaten drug development
26 January 2015 - by Rhys Baker
The Ebola virus may be mutating faster than treatments can be developed to combat it, according to research from US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases... [Read More]

Surrogacy: The difference a due date makes
26 January 2015 - by Merry Varney
The UK Government has finally changed the law to allow parents of children born through surrogacy the same rights to leave and pay as other parents. However, rather than bring the new law into effect immediately, the Government has only applied it to babies 'whose expected week of birth begins on or after 5th April 2015'. This presents some problems... [Read More]

Breaches of the HFEA's donor 'ten family' limit - who should be told what?
19 January 2015 - by Professor Eric Blyth and Dr Marilyn Crawshaw
Freedom of Information requests and email correspondence reveal the HFEA's singular lack of coherence as regards breaches of its family-limit policy... [Read More]

The real cost of infertility?
19 January 2015 - by Dr Kirsty Horsey
The fourth and final session of the Progress Educational Trust's (PET) annual conference was a single speaker session: Professor Lord Robert Winston, who was introduced and chaired by Jeremy Laurance... [Read More]

Radio Review: Out of the Ordinary - Desperately Seeking Sperm
26 January 2015 - by Simon Hazelwood-Smith
The world of unregulated sperm donation is revealed as an underground market of desperation, exploitation and remarkable characters.

Film Review: Survival of the Fabulous
12 January 2015 - by Jenny Sharpe
'Darwin, you've got some explaining to do!'... [Read More]

Radio Review: The Report - Surrogacy
15 December 2014 - by Sean Byrne
Surrogacy has always posed serious legal and ethical questions of society, and will continue to do so for a while yet... [Read More]

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