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Controversial Italian fertility specialist denies stealing woman's eggs
23 May 2016 - by Rikita Patel
A controversial Italian fertility doctor has been arrested after being accused of taking a woman's eggs without her consent...

Fertility specialists warn against unnecessary, expensive treatments
23 May 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck
A number of fertility specialists have raised concerns over private clinics offering expensive 'add-on' treatments to patients, sometimes without sufficient evidence of their effectiveness...

Myriad: Patients seek right to access personal genetic information
23 May 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
Myriad Genetics has been hit by a complaint filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of four patients who are seeking a right of access to all their genetic information held by the company...

Podcast: The Birds, the Bees and Fertility Treatment - A Sting in the Tale?
23 May 2016 - by Sandy Starr
Should (in)fertility be a part of secondary school education? If so, then how we should we - and how shouldn't we - go about teaching it?...

The 14-day rule for human embryonic research in the UK
23 May 2016 - by Dr Calum MacKellar
Prohibiting what is useless and legalising what becomes useful in embryonic research without any in-depth ethical consideration may be pragmatic, but such an approach is ultimately just as irrational and meaningless as the concept of the human embryo's 'special status'...

Culturing a human embryo for 14 days – what have we learned?
16 May 2016 - by Dr Helen O'Neill
Species-specific differences in terms of developmental timing and molecular expression patterns have restricted our true understanding of early human development...

Event Review: Surrogacy in the 21st century – rethinking assumptions, reforming law
23 May 2016 - by Daniel Malynn
The wheels of reform in the area of surrogacy law are slowly getting in motion, a conference in London heard this month...

Film Review: Future Baby
09 May 2016 - by Dr Lanay Tierney
Austrian documentary film-maker Maria Arlamovsky journeys around the world, investigating the state of reproductive treatment. Her film asks a single question: how far should we go?

Book Review: Not In Your Genes - The Real Reasons Children Are Like Their Parents
03 May 2016 - by Dr Ross Cloney
Oliver James's new book shows little understanding of genetics, instead offering a media-friendly caricature of 'one gene = one trait', while focusing solely on parenting styles to explain human behaviour...

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