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CONTENTS Issue #767
COMMENT
Baby Gammy: the responsibilities of ART professionals in international surrogacy
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Radio Review: The Moral Maze - Surrogacy
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Baby Gammy: the responsibilities of ART professionals in international surrogacy
18 August 2014 - by Professor Eric Blyth
The Baby Gammy case has sparked worldwide interest and comment. The case highlights troubling issues that have been exercising the minds of some of us for some time... [Read More]
Gene therapy trial begins in heart pump patients
18 August 2014 - by Isobel Steer
A gene therapy trial has been launched to help people with advanced heart failure who must constantly carry a bulky battery to power an artificial heart pump.... [Read More]
Alzheimer's-linked gene missing in man with healthy brain
18 August 2014 - by Chris Hardy
A man without a working copy of a gene thought to be necessary for healthy brain function - and linked with Alzheimer's disease - has a 'grossly normal cognitive status'. Targeting this gene in people at-risk for the disease could help to protect them against it... [Read More]
Judge awards birth mother custody of twins after Italian IVF mix-up
18 August 2014 - by Antony Starza-Allen
An Italian judge has ordered that two children born following an embryo mix-up at a Rome fertility clinic should reside with the birth mother and not with the twins' biological parents.... [Read More]
Stroke patients improve after stem cell therapy
18 August 2014 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
Five stroke patients have begun to recover after being treated with their own stem cells, and have reported no side effects six months after treatment... [Read More]
Zebrafish research uncovers how stem cells form
18 August 2014 - by Siobhan Chan
Researchers studying the zebrafish have discovered how a certain type of stem cell, which produces all the blood cells in the body, is formed... [Read More]
Thailand moves to ban commercial surrogacy
18 August 2014 - by Chee Hoe Low
Thailand's Government has approved a draft law intended to make commercial surrogacy a criminal offence, leaving foreign couples reportedly unable to take their surrogate-born children out of the country.... [Read More]
Radio Review: The Moral Maze - Surrogacy
18 August 2014 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
'Money can't buy you love but it can certainly buy you parenthood'. Or can it? Should it? And if it should, where and how should it be regulated?... [Read More]

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