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CONTENTS Issue #774
Surrogacy in Ireland: A missed opportunity
Book Review: Humanity Enhanced - Genetic Choice and the Challenge for Liberal Democracies
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Surrogacy in Ireland: A missed opportunity
6 October 2014 - by Fiona Duffy
Why does the Children and Family Relationships Bill 2014, published in Ireland on 25 September 2014, contain no provision for surrogacy?... [Read More]
Readily accessible eye stem cells could be used to treat blindness
6 October 2014 - by Dr Greg Ball
A pool of stem cells found on the surface of the eye can be used to form light-sensitive cells that could one day treat blindness, researchers have reported... [Read More]
Smoking while pregnant weakens sons' fertility, mouse study suggests
6 October 2014 - by Dr Charlotte Warren-Gash
Mothers who smoke while pregnant or breastfeeding may reduce their sons' future fertility, according to research... [Read More]
Ohio woman sues fertility clinic after daughter born from 'wrong sperm'
6 October 2014 - by Chee Hoe Low
A woman is suing a sperm bank in Ohio, USA, after she became pregnant with sperm from the wrong donor... [Read More]
Nine-month suspended sentence for prolific private sperm donor who sexually abused client
6 October 2014 - by Ari Haque
A university professor who offered private, 'insemination services' has been sentenced to a nine-month suspended sentence for sexually assaulting a woman... [Read More]
Wales launches DNA ancestry project
6 October 2014 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
A project to investigate the genetic history of the Welsh which will also give participants information about their own DNA make-up, is now underway... [Read More]
You booze, you lose (semen quality, that is)
6 October 2014 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars
Drinking more than two pints a week could have negative effects on men's semen quality, a study has found... [Read More]
Surrogacy: High Court grants parental order after deadline
6 October 2014 - by Antony Starza-Allen
The UK's High Court has granted a parental order following surrogacy despite a six month deadline for making them having passed, describing strict enforcement of the deadline as 'almost nonsensical'... [Read More]
Book Review: Humanity Enhanced - Genetic Choice and the Challenge for Liberal Democracies
6 October 2014 - by James Storm
Russell Blackford's venture into heated human enhancement rhetoric feels very much like being plunged into the world of Andrew Niccol's 1997 film, Gattaca... [Read More]

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