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CONTENTS Issue #915 (29 August 2017)
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Mitochondrial replacement therapies in Mexico and the USA - and the FDA
29 August 2017 - by Dr César Palacios-González
Almost a year after the first live birth of a baby following a mitochondrial replacement technique procedure, the US Food and Drug Administration has sent a very strongly-worded letter to the scientist and team responsible for the event... [Read More]
Dutch sperm donor may have fathered 102 children
29 August 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
A man is being investigated in the Netherlands after claims he fathered over 100 children through sperm donation... [Read More]
Australia's IVF price wars may lower costs further
29 August 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Treatment costs for IVF may be coming down in Australia as a result of a price war between fertility clinics... [Read More]
Surrogacy charity founder sentenced for embezzlement
29 August 2017 - by Annabel Slater
A surrogacy charity founder has been convicted of embezzling £50,000... [Read More]
Cambodia moves to permanently ban commercial surrogacy
29 August 2017 - by Taqdeer Sidhu
Commercial surrogacy will be permanently banned in Cambodia if a new law drafted by Women's Affairs Ministry is approved... [Read More]
Australian insurance inquiry to consider genetic discrimination
29 August 2017 - by Rachel Siden
A parliamentary inquiry in Australia is examining the impact of life insurance discrimination based on genetic test results... [Read More]
Common flame retardant reduces IVF success
29 August 2017 - by Charlott Repschlager
Lower IVF success rates have been linked to flame retardants commonly found in household items... [Read More]
Theatre Review: Bodies, Royal Court Theatre
29 August 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
At the opening of the play, couple Clem and Josh have decided to pursue surrogacy after suffering multiple miscarriages. We find out that the egg will come from a Russian donor, be fertilised with Josh's sperm, and then implanted in an Indian surrogate... [Read More]

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