By: Josephine Quintavalle In 1961 on this day the first human eggs were fertilised in a test tube according to The Scotsman. http://www.scotsman.com/news/on-this-day-human-eggs-fertilised-in-a-test-tube-1-3689181 That is how it all started and why we are trying to stop the creation of 3-parent embryos today. Please do continue to send links to anybody you know, especially if they […] Read more
In the Italian on-line newspaper La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana (Feb 11, 2015), Laura Gotti Tedeschi explains why the creation of 3-parent babies is not a good thing at all. The technique is not a therapy, the donor’s health is at high risk and international declarations prohibit any intervention on human genetic makeup. Click the link […] Read more
In The Mail – Good Health pages today (Feb 10, 2015) Professor Christopher Exley, Professor in Bioinorganic Chemistry at Keele University gives a critique of the proposals to create 3-parent embryos. He suggests there has been serious over-simplification of the risks involved. He strongly opposes the proposals on the basis that it is a scientific […] Read more
In the italian newspaper “Avvenire” (Feb 5, 2015), scientists warn about the risks of 3-parent embryo IVF technique: “It is not a therapy, and obviously commercial interests are prevailing over ethical values”. Click the link below to read the article: http://www.avvenire.it/Vita/Pagine/Figli-di-tre-genitori-genetisti-contrari.aspx
By: Josephine Quintavalle Very sadly the debate in the House of Commons this afternoon, to approve the licensing regulations which would allow the creation of 3-parent embryos, was carried by 382 to 128 votes. The debate was concluded in a brisk 90 minutes, to ensure that the allotted 3 hours for the next […] Read more
CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION The human embryo is one of us from the moment of conception and as such is worthy of absolute respect. We urge your Government and all worldwide to reject outright any attempts to authorize in any form whatsoever germline genetic modification of the human embryo, but specifically in […] Read more
Don’t miss Dr Helen Watt on the Moral Maze discussing this highly controversial issue.
Nuffield Council is advertising short-term research opportunities but most importantly they are seeking new council members. Anybody working in bioethics should welcome this opportunity to influence policy in the United Kingdom.
The Daily Mail and MailOnline have given massive coverage to the news that the Department of Health has donated £77,000 to fund a national sperm bank which will be based in Birmingham, aiming to recruit 1000 sperm donors within the next 3 years. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2714321/NHS-fund-sperm-bank-lesbians-New-generation-fatherless-families-paid-YOU.html The National Gamete Donation Trust is apparently setting […] Read more
Rachel Jankowski, a second-year law student from the University of Michigan Law School in the United States, thanks to the generosity of the Blackstone Legal Fellowship, has just completed a summer internship with CORE (Comment on Reproductive Ethics). She was asked to create a table of international laws relating to the human embryo and to […] Read more