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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

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