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Lucas Taylor

Lucas Taylor was previously a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme, and is currently studying for a PhD at Queen Mary University of London's School of Law. He originally studied Law at the University of Leicester, and went on to obtain an LLM in Human Rights Law from theLondon School of Economics and Political Science and an MA in Medical Ethics and Law from King's College London. His research areas include commercial surrogacy and alternative reproductive practices, feminist and gender theory in relation to legal parenthood, the role of autonomy in reproductive and medical decisionmaking, and how these areas intersect within a human rights framework.


BioNews Review articles written by Lucas Taylor:
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Video Review: Do kids think of sperm donors as family?
9 January 2017 - by Lucas Taylor
The question of who constitutes family is a modern philosophical quandary. Given the debate in this area, Veerle Provoost's TED talk is quite topical... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Lucas Taylor:
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Benefits of IVF add-ons 'not based on evidence'
5 December 2016 - by Lucas Taylor
There is a lack of quality evidence on the benefits of almost all fertility clinic add-on treatments, a study published in the BMJ has suggested... [Read More]
Families with genetic diseases support genome-editing research
28 November 2016 - by Lucas Taylor
More than 75 percent of those with a genetic condition, and their family members, support the use of genome-editing technology, a survey has found... [Read More]
Gene variants may give taste for salt
21 November 2016 - by Lucas Taylor
Gene variants may explain why some people eat more salt than recommended...
Surrogate families made to hand over babies in car parks
14 November 2016 - by Lucas Taylor
Some hospitals in the UK are reportedly asking surrogates to leave NHS grounds before handing babies over to their intended parents... [Read More]
Cambodia bans commercial surrogacy industry
7 November 2016 - by Lucas Taylor
The Cambodian Health Minster Mam Bunheng has published a directive appearing to ban all forms of surrogacy in the country... [Read More]
National Sperm Bank closed to new donors
31 October 2016 - by Lucas Taylor
The UK National Sperm Bank is no longer recruiting donors, after signing up just eight men in the two years since it opened... [Read More]
Embryos from overseas couples 'stuck' in India
24 October 2016 - by Lucas Taylor
Two US couples have filed a petition at the High Court of Bombay to reclaim embryos they transferred into the country before India's ban on international surrogacy arrangements was introduced last year... [Read More]