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Ethical objections to embryo research can trigger genuine progress

An admission from scientists in the latest issue of the journal Nature, that production of three-parent embryos may not accomplish the stated goals, reminds me of a promise made by then Prime Minister Gordon Brown in 2008, one that most people have long forgotten. In fact, I […]

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3.8 million human embryos created to produce 122,000 live births – success rate of 3.2%

3.8 million human embryos created to produce 122,000 live births – success rate of 3.2% The Daily Telegraph this weekend reports on a new expert study which has raised fears that some clinics may be offering techniques that put the embryo at risk for their […]

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Over 850,000 people have signed the petition to protect human embryos in Europe. Have you?

Over 850,000 people have signed the petition to protect human embryos in Europe. Have you? The ‘One of Us’ campaign underlines the moment of conception as the beginning of human life, and aims to prevent any funding of activities which result in the destruction of […]

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Three-parent embryos for mitochondrial disease? Twelve reasons for caution

The media is buzzing today with the news that Britain is planning to become the first country in the world to offer controversial ‘three-parent’ fertility treatments to families who want to avoid passing on mitochondrial diseases to their children (See Guardian, Times(£), Independent, Daily Mail and Telegraph). The Department of Health […]

Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis is too high a price for a perfect baby

Last week the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) held its annual meeting in Stockholm, Sweden on 3-6 July. Not surprisingly we had a number of stories from the papers presented at that meeting filtering into the media, the most notable of which was […]