November 2006

Nuffield consultation – CORE response

CORE submitted to the Nuffield Consultation on Premature Baby Decisions. We suggested in particular that much more should be invested in avoiding premature birth in the first place. The risks of multiple birth and prematurity following multiple embryo transfer have been addressed recently by the HFEA, but the correlation between significant prematurity in births subsequent […] Read more

When responsible genetics turns into irresponsible eugenics

A comment in this week’s New Scientist (Nov 4) by Paul Billings, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California and Chair of the Council for Responsible Genetics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, ostensibly analysing Proposition 71 (California’s Stem Cell Research and Cures Act), concludes with the spine-chilling sentence: ‘If the new laws result in one woman […] Read more