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Nisha Satkunarajah

Nisha Satkunarajah was previously a Volunteer Writer for BioNews, and a Volunteer at the charity that publishes it, the Progress Educational Trust (PET). Previously, she studied Law at Queen Mary University of London, completed the Bar Professional Training Course at Brierley Price Prior Law School, and went on to join the Civil Service working for the Home Office.

BioNews Review articles written by Nisha Satkunarajah:
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Film Review: My Sister's Keeper
24 July 2009 - by Nisha Satkunarajah
'My Sister's Keeper' is based on a book by the author Jodi Picoult. The youngest daughter of the Fitzgerald family, Anna (Abigail Breslin), decides to sue her parents for the ‘medical emancipation’ of her own body. Having been conceived through IVF and the resulting embryo tissue typed to ensure it was a match for her sick existing sibling, Anna was born for the primary reason of keeping her older sister, Kate (Sofia Vassilieva), a leukaemia patient, alive.... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Nisha Satkunarajah:
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US stem cell legislation to be introduced
11 July 2011 - by Nisha Satkunarajah
New legislation to permit federal funds to be used for research on embryos, which would otherwise be destroyed following IVF, will be introduced to the US Congress.... [Read More]
Woman 'stole' husband's sperm to have children
6 June 2011 - by Nisha Satkunarajah
A man who froze his sperm at a fertility clinic over ten years ago has spoken of his distress after finding out his ex-wife had tricked the clinic into using the sperm, resulting in the birth of two children. He was then ordered by a court to pay 100,000 towards their upbringing... [Read More]
US court overturns block to stem cell funding
23 May 2011 - by Nisha Satkunarajah
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has overturned a preliminary injunction banning federal spending on research involving human embryonic stem cells (hESC)... [Read More]
Surrogate child denied German passport
9 May 2011 - by Nisha Satkunarajah
A child born to a surrogate mother in India has been refused German citizenship despite the intending German parents being named on the birth certificate.... [Read More]
Legal case brings France's surrogacy laws into focus
18 April 2011 - by Nisha Satkunarajah
France's highest court has denied French citizenship to 10-year-old twins born to a French couple using a surrogate in the USA, reaffirming the country's ban on surrogacy... [Read More]
Singapore fertility clinic faces sperm mix-up probe
8 November 2010 - by Nisha Satkunarajah
A private medical centre in Singapore is under investigation after a mix-up during IVF treatment resulted in the birth of a child conceived with the wrong sperm.... [Read More]
Couple placed newspaper advert for egg donors
19 July 2010 - by Nisha Satkunarajah
A woman has placed an advert in a local newspaper in a bid to find an egg donor. Diane Smith, 44, who is currently waiting to begin IVF treatment at the CARE Fertility Clinic in Northampton, placed an advert which read, 'We have been trying for a family for a long time but now we need to find an egg donor. Could you be that special person to help our dreams of a family come true?'... [Read More]
Michigan Senate passes stem cell regulation bill
4 May 2010 - by Nisha Satkunarajah
The Michigan State Senate (US) has passed legislation which would lead to tight monitoring and regulation of research using stem cells derived from human embryos. The legislation prohibits the sale or purchase of human eggs and would also require research facilities, including universities, to file annual reports listing how many human embryos they have stored and other data... [Read More]
Fertility watchdog aims to put donor siblings in touch
12 April 2010 - by Nisha Satkunarajah
A new service which enables donor conceived people to make contact with others who have been conceived using the same donor (their genetic siblings) has been launched by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) this week... [Read More]
First patents for induced stem cells
15 February 2010 - by Nisha Satkunarajah
A Californian biotechnology company has obtained the first US patent for developing a method to create stem cells from adult cells.... [Read More]