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CONTENTS Issue #32
More science on xenotransplantation is needed
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More science on xenotransplantation is needed
1 November 1999 - by Juliet Tizzard
Advisors to the British government have recommended that people who receive a pig heart transplant can never have unprotected sex and, therefore, can never have children. It doesn't end there: recipients must agree to a life of blood tests and other monitoring; they must inform the authorities of each person... [Read More]
Selected biotech news
1 November 1999 - by BioNews
UK's biotechnology industry is suffering from 'by and large pretty bad' management, according to Stuart Willis, chairman of biotech firm Protheris and healthcare company SSL International. Addressing the annual conference of the BioIndustry Association, Mr Walis said 'There are a lot of very bright scientists around but for them, the... [Read More]
Gay couple win parenting rights over surrogate twins
1 November 1999 - by BioNews
A gay couple from Essex has made legal history by persuading an American court to allow the pair to become parents of surrogate twin babies. It is the first time a British gay couple has won surrogate rights in a court and is expected to open the door to further... [Read More]
'Ron's Angel's Internet egg auction is a scam
1 November 1999 - by BioNews
Last week's launch of a Web site where the rich could bid for the eggs of models has been shown to be nothing but a scam thought up by an experienced purveyor of sex-related Web sites. According to Network Solutions Inc., the domain names for and 14 sex sites... [Read More]
Celera revokes its promise on gene patents
1 November 1999 - by BioNews
A US biotechnology company is attempting to patent parts of the human genome in order to profit from its research before Human Genome Project - an alliance of government and charity-funded labs - move to ensure that sequenced genetic codes are made publicly and freely available on the Internet. The Maryland-based Celera... [Read More]
UK's first xenotransplantation license imminent
1 November 1999 - by BioNews
The UK government has agreed to allow research on the use of transgenic pigs for transplantation due to the acute shortage of human organs. No license has been granted, but the first application is believed to be imminent. A draft report of the 'monitoring and surveillance of potential infections associated... [Read More]

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