October 2007

Government response to joint committee on the human tissue and embryos bill : The good, the bad and the even worse

The Government has today published its response to the Joint Committee’s Scrutiny of the Human Tissue and Embryology (HTE) Bill, and as expected there is nothing to be happy about. Not all bad, of course, but the positives are both few and unconvincing. The Government’s response expresses generic enthusiasm for greater engagement with the public […] Read more

Grandfather to father his ‘grandchild’

A fertility clinic in London has decided it is acceptable to offer IVF to a couple where the husband’s father, aged 72, will provide the sperm donation. Any child who was born as a result would be the half-brother or sister of the social father and the biological offspring of the social grandfather. ‘The instinctive […] Read more