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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

Today is World Down Syndrome Day!

1 Here’s a very simple gesture of solidarity we can all support … http://stopdiscriminatingdown.com/sign-the-petition/ Please sign on and as well … 2 Don’t forget to go to Karen Gaffney’s wonderful Ted Talk at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwxjoBQdn0s

Surrogacy Report Rejected

The Regulation of  Surrogacy as proposed by Belgium Senator Petra De Sutter was thankfully rejected today by the Social Affairs committee of PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe).

IVF children ‘face timebomb of poor health’ claims an evolutionary biologist from University of California

The Daily Mail, reporting from Washington DC, highlights the concerns of an evolutionary biologist, Dr Pascal Gagneux from the University of California, who warns that we have not even begun to assess worrying problems associated with assisted reproduction, and which may take decades to develop. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3448711/IVF-children-face-timebomb-poor-health-short-lives-Scientist-warns-artificial-conception-prove-big-health-disaster-junk-food.html   Concerns about a specific aspect of IVF practice, […] Read more

Surrogacy Romanticised

The issue of surrogacy was one of the focus points of the Family Day Rally in Rome last Saturday. Josephine Quintavalle recalls the story of one surrogate mother she counselled some years ago. This reflection highlights aspects of surrogacy which are rarely in the public domain. This particular mother regretted most sincerely what she had done and described […] Read more