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Australian woman charged over surrogacy in Cambodia
28 November 2016 - by Ryan Ross
A fertility nurse in Cambodia has been arrested for her involvement in the commercial surrogacy industry, following a recent crackdown by authorities... [Read More]
Families with genetic diseases support genome-editing research
28 November 2016 - by Lucas Taylor
More than 75 percent of those with a genetic condition, and their family members, support the use of genome-editing technology, a survey has found... [Read More]
IVF funding: Bedfordshire 1 – Brentwood 0
28 November 2016 - by Ari Haque
Basildon and Brentwood CCG has announced that it will no longer provide fertility treatment, including IVF on the NHS to new patients... [Read More]




Regeneration of oocytes from discarded genetic material: will this double IVF success rates?
28 November 2016 - by Dr Philip Lewis and Professor Daniel Brison
A major factor limiting the effectiveness of IVF is the availability of high-quality egg cells from a patient. But new research suggests that the use of polar bodies might create two oocytes for the price of one... [Read More]
Altruistic anonymous uterus donation – altruism at the highest level?
21 November 2016 - by Dr Natasha Hammond-Browning
Sixteen uterus donations have occurred worldwide, and so far only a research team in Sweden has carried out transplants that successfully produced live births. The Swedish trial involved donations from living persons... [Read More]
Boy or Girl? Sex, Law and Certainty: The Intersex Problem
21 November 2016 - by Ed Horowicz
Sex is one of the first identifying genetic characteristics that a new baby presents to parents and to society. But the medical and legal requirement to conform to binary biological genetic sex results in the immediate violation of the physical integrity of the intersex child... [Read More]




Video Review: Prenatal Genetic Testing – Making an Informed Decision
28 November 2016 - by Dr Helen O'Neill
When it comes to prenatal genetic testing and screening, informed consent is crucial. These seven videos from the US help patients to understand what's involved... [Read More]
Book Review: Where Science and Ethics Meet – Dilemmas at the Frontiers of Medicine and Biology
21 November 2016 - by Cassandra Dighton
This introduction to ethics in medicine is no dreary textbook, but is a stimulating conversation starter and a welcome addition to any ethics bookshelf... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Ethics and Genetics – Opening the Book of Life
14 November 2016 - by Rachel Siden
This podcast from the Guardian's Science Weekly series is a good introduction to the ethical questions surrounding genetic technologies... [Read More]

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