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CONTENTS Issue #1010
COMMENT
Reform of surrogacy law: some thoughts
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Television Review – 'I am Hannah'
Event Review: Unravelling the Double Helix
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Reform of surrogacy law: some thoughts
12 August 2019 - by Sir James Munby
There is widespread agreement that the legislation governing surrogacy is seriously out of date and not fit for purpose. Much has changed since 1985, not least the enormous changes in social attitudes which have had such an impact on what we think of as a family... [Read More]
US couple launch lawsuit after ancestry test reveals sperm mix-up
12 August 2019 - by Sarah Gregory
A couple in Ohio is suing a fertility clinic and associated organisations after a genetic test given as a Christmas present revealed a sperm mix-up in their IVF treatment... [Read More]
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG suspends funded IVF indefinitely
12 August 2019 - by Dr Maria Botcharova
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group has decided to withdraw NHS-funded fertility services after a temporary suspension in 2017... [Read More]
Human-monkey hybrid embryos grown in China, claim researchers
12 August 2019 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
A team of scientists in the USA and Spain claims to have produced human-monkey hybrid embryos in China... [Read More]
Commercial service claims to halt the menopause by 20 years
12 August 2019 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Women could delay the menopause for up to 20 years according to a UK clinic offering the procedure commercially... [Read More]
China approves ethics advisory group almost a year after CRISPR scandal
12 August 2019 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
China has approved a national research ethics committee to advise its government, following the 'CRISPR-babies' scandal last year... [Read More]
Television Review – 'I am Hannah'
12 August 2019 - by Dr Kylie Baldwin
Broadcast on Channel 4 as one of three stand-alone female-led films, 'I am Hannah' features Gemma Chan of 'Humans' and 'Crazy Rich Asians' and explores the complex issues of female fertility, motherhood, reproductive pressure and ambivalence... [Read More]
Event Review: Unravelling the Double Helix
12 August 2019 - by Eleanor Mackle
So, you think Watson and Crick discovered DNA? I did too, until I attended a talk by Professor Gareth Williams at the Royal Institution, called 'Unravelling the Double Helix'... [Read More]

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