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Radio Review: Dangerous Visions - Produce
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Single parent surrogacy – what the High Court ruling really means
31 May 2016 - by Adem Muzaffer, Elizabeth Isaacs QC and Natalie Gamble
The President of the High Court Family Division declared last week that UK surrogacy law was incompatible with the human rights of a single father and his child... [Read More]
With advances in embryo research, it's time to bring abortion law out of the Victorian age
31 May 2016 - by Professor Sally Sheldon
News that scientists have managed to keep alive embryos beyond the point at which they would normally implant in the womb has led to calls for the 14-day limit on embryo research to be extended. It also highlights a fundamental problem in the regulation of abortion... [Read More]
Gene sequencing changes treatment for metabolic conditions
31 May 2016 - by Rhys Baker
Genetic testing can improve the treatment of developmental delay in children when it's caused by an underlying metabolic disorder... [Read More]
Young female cancer patients not informed of fertility options
31 May 2016 - by Dr Özge Özkaya
A majority of female cancer patients with 'uncertain' fertility status have said they were not given enough information about the risks of infertility resulting from their treatment... [Read More]
Healthy lifestyle reduces risk of common breast-cancer genes
31 May 2016 - by Amina Yonis
Researchers in the USA have found that following a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer among certain women with a strong genetic disposition to the condition... [Read More]
Expensive form of IVF is overused, says fertility journal editor
31 May 2016 - by Sarah Gregory
The editor-in-chief of Human Reproduction has criticised the overuse of ICSI, following a world report into the use of assisted reproduction technologies... [Read More]
DNA damage from cannabis use can be inherited, scientists claim
31 May 2016 - by Rachel Reeves
A research review suggests that cannabis use damages DNA, and claims that this damage can be inherited... [Read More]
US surrogate takes custody case to appeal
31 May 2016 - by Antony Starza-Allen
A woman in the USA who acted as a surrogate for a single man, and gave birth to triplets, has taken her claim for custody of at least one of the children to an appeals court... [Read More]
Court of Appeal hears woman's bid to use deceased daughter's eggs
31 May 2016 - by Antony Starza-Allen
The Court of Appeal has heard a woman's bid to use her daughter's eggs after her death to create a child... [Read More]
Radio Review: Dangerous Visions - Produce
31 May 2016 - by Kriss Fearon
'Produce' is an intriguing and believable portrayal of how parents might act when faced with the chance to decide what genes to give to their future child... [Read More]

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