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Ëlo Luik

Ёlo Luik is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews and a Volunteer at the charity that publishes it, the Progress Educational Trust (PET). She is currently researching for a DPhil at the University of Oxford's Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology. Her research focuses on transnational third-party reproduction in relation to state regulation, and she is currently performing fieldwork in India. She is also a competitive rower for the Oxford University Women's Boat Club. Previously, she obtained a MA at the University of Aberdeen's anthropology department, investigating the perception and tolerance of pain among modern day pilgrims to the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela and was a Research Fellow at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

BioNews Comment articles written by Ëlo Luik:
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The good, the bad and the ugly: compassion and corruption in the commercial baby business
12 January 2015 - by Ëlo Luik
Are business and medicine hopelessly intertwined in fertility care, at (quite literally) the expense of the patient?... [Read More]

BioNews Review articles written by Ëlo Luik:
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Film Review: Double Income Kids
30 November 2020 - by Ëlo Luik
Double Income Kids is a documentary that follows two Israeli gay men on their rollercoaster pursuit of parenthood through surrogacy in the United States... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Freezing time
26 October 2020 - by Ëlo Luik
Freezing Time is a new podcast series that follows writer Sophia Money-Coutts on her journey to freeze her eggs... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Today in Focus – A journey to Greece for solo IVF during the pandemic
6 July 2020 - by Ëlo Luik
'I wanted to write about loss in a time of a pandemic', says Laura Barton, a music journalist, about why she began taking notes on her trip to Greece for solo IVF... [Read More]
Book Review: Discounted Life - The Price of Global Surrogacy in India
20 June 2016 - by Ëlo Luik
Discounted Life is a captivating look into the lives of the women who constituted the production line of India's surrogacy industry at a time when it was still legal and booming... [Read More]
Book Review: Our Journey - One Couple's Guide to US Surrogacy
29 February 2016 - by Ëlo Luik
'Our Journey' is an honest and exhilarating account of one couple's experience with US surrogacy, as well as a practical guide for those considering following in their footsteps... [Read More]
Book Review: Reproductive Donation
20 July 2015 - by Ëlo Luik
Donor conception continues to mobilise resistance and concern. How, when, under which conditions and by whom reproductive donation should be accessed remains a divisive and controversial issue... [Read More]
Book Review: Bioscience, Governance and Politics
1 June 2015 - by Ëlo Luik
John Gillott explores continuity and change in UK science governance and the effect contemporary governance regimes are having on science research... [Read More]
Radio Review: Thinking Allowed - Commercial Surrogacy in India
13 April 2015 - by Ëlo Luik
Last month BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed examined a rather extraordinary invitation: 'See the Taj Mahal by the moonlight while your embryo grows in a petri dish'... [Read More]
DVD Review: A Different Story Revisited
1 December 2014 - by Ëlo Luik
An informative and encouraging view into becoming a family through donor conception - the Donor Conception (DC) Network way... [Read More]