Ethics Questions Arise as Genetic Testing of Embryos Increases

by jeeg 4. February 2014 22:14
Her first thought after she heard the news, after she screamed and made her mother and boyfriend leave the room, was that she would never have children. Amanda Baxley’s doctor had just told her, over a speakerphone in her psychiatrist’s office, that she had the gene for Gerstmann-S... [More]

Paying egg donors: a child at any price?

by jeeg 27. October 2010 00:01
Should we pay women to become egg donors to tackle the 'mismatch' between supply and demand? This question was debated last week in an event organised by the Progress Educational Trust in partnership with the Royal Society of Medicine, supported by the National Gamete Donation Trust and the Br... [More]

Pioneer of In Vitro Fertilization Wins Nobel Prize

by jeeg 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]

Malformations in IVF Births are a “Public Health Issue” According to French Scientists

by jeeg 14. June 2010 20:42
Children conceived through the use of in vitro fertilization are more likely to be born with congenital malformations, according to French scientists. A report released on Sunday to the European Society of Human Genetics urges doctors to inform their patients of the risks associated with assis... [More]
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