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CONTENTS Issue #683
Donor conception: a question of perspective
Book Review: Bioethics - All That Matters
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Donor conception: a question of perspective
26 November 2012 - by Sarah Norcross
Gamete donation is big business at the Fertility Show. Why do clinics from far and wide pay thousands of pounds to exhibit in London? The simple answer is to make money. But why come to the UK? Because in the UK there is a shortage of gamete donors, or at least a perceived shortage, that's why... [Read More]
Non-invasive prenatal test for at-risk mothers recommended by US medical society
26 November 2012 - by Dr Lux Fatimathas
Non-invasive pre-natal screening for certain abnormalities in fetal chromosomes should be offered to at-risks mothers, recommends the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists... [Read More]
Record-breaking twins born from frozen eggs
26 November 2012 - by Dr Rosie Morley
An Argentinian woman has given birth to twins after IVF treatment using eggs that had been frozen for 12 years... [Read More]
Rights to maternity leave granted to parents through surrogacy
26 November 2012 - by Sarah Pritchard
The right to maternity leave in the UK will be extended to parents of children born through surrogacy, under proposed changes to rules on parental leave recently announced by the Government.... [Read More]
Singapore proposes new laws on parentage of children born through ART
26 November 2012 - by Maria Sheppard
New laws to clarify the legal parentage and status of children born through assisted reproductive technologies have been proposed in Singapore.... [Read More]
Genes linked to high blood pressure identified
26 November 2012 - by Dr Lucy Spain
Mutations in the genes for aldosterone and cortisol, hormones that regulate the circulatory system, have been identified as risk factors for hypertension, or high blood pressure... [Read More]
Gene linked to obesity also associated with depression
26 November 2012 - by Dr Nicola Davis
A gene linked to obesity may also provide protection from major depression, say scientists... [Read More]
Book Review: Bioethics - All That Matters
26 November 2012 - by Tom Barrow
Over recent decades medical technology has advanced with extraordinary rapidity. We have arrived at a time where gamete, organs and stem cells are detached and exchanged between individuals, and where machines replicate the functions of human organs... [Read More]

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