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Fertility watchdog refuses to extend embryo time limit

The legal time limit on growing human embryos in a laboratory was challenged after biologists at the University of Cambridge showed that they could keep embryos alive up to and possibly beyond the permitted 14 days: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/fertility-watchdog-refuses-to-extend-embryo-time-limit-h8lg9q6h6 Source: The Times, Dec 8 2016

The UK moves closer to 3-parent embryos

The UK moves closer to 3-parent embryos: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/nov/30/uk-doctors-to-seek-permission-to-create-baby-with-dna-from-three-people-mitochondrial-replacement-therapy That the HFEA will be the authority to give approval to this is particularly frightening.  It cannot be repeated often enough that the UK does not have a democratically appointed bioethics committee.

Il mercato della vergogna. La storia della gravidanza surrogata comincia nel 1978 con la nascita di Louise Brown

Di Josephine Quintavalle e Laura Gotti Tedeschi La storia dell’utero in affitto è piena di racconti tristi, che evidenziano ciascuno le difficoltà insuperabili che sono sorte da quando la riproduzione umana ha abbandonato l’intimità della relazione d’amore eterosessuale per volgersi all’artificialità della provetta, della donazione di gameti e dell’utero in affitto.   Tempo fa CORE […] Read more

CORE’s been mentioned twice in the Daily Mail

Chimeric animal/human research offends human dignity http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3626562/Scientists-let-hybrid-embryos-develop-lab-28-days-bid-solve-transplant-shortage.html Dangerous 3-parent embryo proposals use human beings as experimental subjects http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3631770/Britain-s-three-parent-baby-born-ONE-YEAR-Scientists-say-controversial-IVF-technique-ready-use.html    

Destructive experiments on human embryos

  British scientists have the go ahead to genetically modify human embryos, experimenting on them at the earliest stages of development. After a week they have to be destroyed. Whatever has happened to respect for human life? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3613080/British-scientists-genetically-modify-embryos-end-year-bid-understand-women-miscarry.html