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Age does not increase risk of IVF or ICSI birth defects
24 October 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck
Bearing a child at a higher age does not increase risk of birth defects when the woman has received IVF or ICSI treatment to become pregnant, a recent study suggests... [Read More]
Artificial sweeteners may reduce fertility
24 October 2016 - by Annabel Slater
Artificial sweeteners found in soft drinks may reduce female fertility, a study suggests... [Read More]
Court allows Australian woman to remove deceased boyfriend's sperm
24 October 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
A woman in Australia has been given permission by the Queensland Supreme Court to extract sperm from her boyfriend after his sudden death... [Read More]

Birth Certificates and Assisted Reproduction: Setting the Record Straight?
24 October 2016 - by Daniel Malynn
This event explored how can the law deal with the multiple-parent families created by donor conception and surrogacy, and asked: 'What makes someone a parent, and how should a birth certificate reflect that?'... [Read More]
Should prenatal DNA testing for Down's syndrome be available online?
24 October 2016 - by Craig Macpherson
Several online companies now offer non-invasive prenatal testing for Down's syndrome. While there are some protections for consumers, they are currently insufficient... [Read More]
Mitochondrial replacement therapy and the welfare of the child
17 October 2016 - by Dr Mair Crouch
The announcement of the birth of the first child conceived using mitochondrial donation was unforeseen. Nonetheless, in any country regulation should be required to protect the interests of the child... [Read More]

Podcast Review: The Primitive Streak
24 October 2016 - by Anneesa Amjad
In this podcast, Radiolab presenter Molly Webster explores the origins of the 14-day rule – the internationally agreed two-week time constraint on growing embryos in a lab... [Read More]
Event Review: The ethics of uterus transplantation
17 October 2016 - by Dr Nicola Williams
This symposium was organised to facilitate in-depth discussion as well as international and interdisciplinary collaboration between academics and clinicians with an interest in uterus transplantation (UTx), which would allow women who lack a functioning uterus to become pregnant and give birth to their own babies... [Read More]
TV Review: A world without Down's syndrome?
10 October 2016 - by Evelyn Jager
In this documentary, Sally Phillips argues that individuals are more than just their biological characteristics and their potential health problems. But, if we view people in these terms, it's all too easy to ignore what fantastic qualities they might end up having too... [Read More]

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