8. June 2012 23:10
New tests for genetic screening of unborn babies will not be 100 per cent accurate and may scare parents into believing their children will be born with a disability when they are healthy, Lord Robert Winston warns.
American experts have developed a blood test which they claim could be... [More]
19. October 2011 21:22
Stem-cell researchers in Europe have been left dismayed by a ruling today outlawing patents on stem cells obtained through destruction of human embryos.
Issued today by the European Court of Justice, the region's highest court, the ruling essentially declares illegal patents on stem cells ex... [More]
5. October 2010 00:17
The Nobel prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded this year to Robert G. Edwards, an English biologist who with a physician colleague, Patrick Steptoe, developed the in vitro fertilization procedure for treating human infertility.
Since the birth of the first test tube baby, Louise ... [More]
10. September 2010 23:15
LAST MONTH, Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an injunction barring the federal government from funding research on embryonic stem cells. The judge cited the Dickey-Wicker amendment, which puts off-limits federal dollars for work "in whi... [More]