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CONTENTS Issue #186
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News from the strange world of Antinori
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News from the strange world of Antinori
2 December 2002 - by Juliet Tizzard
In this week's BioNews, we report on the latest news from the world of Severino Antinori, who has made another claim that the world's first cloned baby is imminent. According to Antinori, a woman is due to give birth in January and the pregnancy is developing normally. Of course, the... [Read More]
Trial of embryologist begins
2 December 2002 - by BioNews
The Crown Court in Southampton, UK, has begun hearing the case of embryologist Paul Fielding. Fielding was suspended from a Hampshire clinic in September 2000 and arrested a month later after it came to light that a number of stored human embryos could not be accounted for. The inquiry originally... [Read More]
Human clone to be born next month?
2 December 2002 - by BioNews
Maverick Italian fertility doctor, Severino Antinori, announced at a press conference in Rome last week that the world's first cloned human baby will be born early next year. He said that although he will not be involved in the baby's delivery, he had given a 'cultural and scientific contribution' to... [Read More]
Fertility preservation for young male cancer patients
2 December 2002 - by BioNews
Two new research studies have been published in the journal Human Reproduction which 'bring new hope of preserving fertility for boys who face sterility after cancer treatment'. In the first study, a Japanese team report that they have enabled mice to be born from frozen immature testicular tissue taken from... [Read More]
Personalised DNA gifts for Christmas?
2 December 2002 - by BioNews
A UK firm has launched a new range of jewellery, rugs and champagne glasses that incorporate patterns based on the recipient's unique DNA fingerprint, reports New Scientist magazine. The unusual personalised gifts are available through Complement Genomics in Sunderland, a company that normally collects DNA samples for pharmaceutical companies and... [Read More]
Debate over embryo stem cell testing
2 December 2002 - by BioNews
A panel of American and Canadian experts is debating how best to assess different human embryo stem cell lines for their quality and potential usefulness in treating human disease. One proposed method would involve injecting human embryo stem cells into an early mouse embryo, a test that is thought to... [Read More]

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