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No surprises in surrogacy ruling
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No surprises in surrogacy ruling
2 July 2001 - by Dr Kirsty Horsey
Last week's news that Patricia Briody has lost her case at the Court of Appeal should not come as a surprise. The court that originally heard her case recognised that she should be compensated for the 'disappointment and distress' that resulted from medical negligence leaving her unable to have children... [Read More]
ICSI passes safety checks
2 July 2001 - by BioNews
Two studies, one looking at the efficiency, and one at the safety of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), a fertility treatment which involves the direct injection of a single sperm cell into a woman's egg during a normal IVF procedure, were published in The Lancet last week. One of the studies... [Read More]
Aneuploidy screening to be licensed
2 July 2001 - by BioNews
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) is likely to approve the genetic screening of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) embryos in the UK. Screening embryos for genetic abnormalities may help fertility doctors decide which embryos are best to implant into the uterus of women receiving treatment. The success rate of... [Read More]
Surrogacy appeal fails
2 July 2001 - by BioNews
Patricia Briody has been told by the Court of Appeal that she will not be awarded the costs of a surrogate pregnancy. Last year, the High Court awarded the 48 year old £90,000 damages for negligence against the health authority whose treatment had left her infertile in her twenties, but... [Read More]
US study and poll favour stem cell research
2 July 2001 - by BioNews
A report from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) says that stem cell research - both embryo and adult - promises a 'dazzling array' of potential treatments for disease. But the report, published last week, says that in some cases, embryonic stem cells are 'clearly superior'. The study was ordered as... [Read More]
New cloning method brings eight calves
2 July 2001 - by BioNews
Scientists at the University of Georgia have cloned eight calves using a new technique. The calves now range in age from two to four months old. The scientists, lead by Steve Stice, say they believe that their new method will greatly increase the efficiency of the cloning process in cattle... [Read More]

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