May 2010

Let’s not dirty our hands with social sex selection

Prof Stephen Wilkinson, from Keele University, has published a controversial article supporting social sex selection on the BBC site, ‘Scrubbing Up’. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8665282.stm Wilkinson argues that it is time to lift the prohibition in the United Kingdom on using assisted reproductive methods to identify and choose the sex of one’s child for social reasons.  In a […] Read more

From saviour sibling to saviour embryo in 7 easy pages

A  philosopher, Robert Sparrow, and a stem cell scientist, David Cram, from Monash University in Victoria, Australia, in the May edition of Reproductive Medicine Online argue the case for  ‘Saviour embryos?  Preimplantation genetic diagnosis as a therapeutic technology.’ (*) Reading this title quickly you might question what is new in this proposal.  Read it again […] Read more