MPs to begin debate on embryology and abortion – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2008 in abortion, assisted reproduction, embryology, news by sally

“MPs will today begin a two-day debate that will affect the future of embryo research, IVF treatment and abortion.”

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The Guardian, 19th May 2008

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Widow fights for right to use sperm taken from dead husband – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2008 in assisted reproduction, embryology, news by sally

“A widow is fighting for the right to have a child using sperm taken from her dead husband in a case that reopens the fertility debate sparked by Diane Blood, who had two children from sperm extracted from her husband while he was in a coma.”

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The Guardian, 19th May 2008

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Gordon Brown accepts compromise over fathers to save key parts of embryo Bill – The Times

Posted May 19th, 2008 in embryology, special report by sally

“The Prime Minister has accepted that he will have to sacrifice a measure on parenthood in order to save legislation to allow new embryo research and treatments.”

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The Times, 19th May 2008

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Gay group’s anger at Tory amendment to IVF Bill – The Independent

Posted May 19th, 2008 in assisted reproduction, embryology, homosexuality, news by sally

“Gay campaigners criticised the Conservative Party last night after its health spokesmen attempted to force women to give the name of their sperm donor before being allowed IVF treatment.”

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The Independent, 18th May 2008

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Dr Rowan Williams compares Embryo Bill to rape and blackmail – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 12th, 2008 in embryology, news by sally

“The Archbishop of Canterbury on Sunday drew moral parallels between the creation of embryos for human use and rape and torture.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th May 2008

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MPs set to back new embryo research laws – The Guardian

Posted May 12th, 2008 in abortion, embryology, news by sally

“MPs will reject demands for tighter controls on abortion but are ready to allow new laws pushing back the boundary of research on human embryos, according to a survey carried out by the Guardian.”

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The Guardian, 12th May 2008

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Couples could win right to select deaf baby – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 14th, 2008 in embryology, news by sally

“Deaf couples could be allowed to use embryo-screening technology and choose to have a deaf child, after a climb-down by the Government in the face of campaigning.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th April 2008

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Christian group mounts challenge to HFEA on hybrid embryo research – The Times

Posted April 8th, 2008 in embryology, news by sally

” The legality of the licences that allowed the creation of Britain’s first human-animal hybrid embryos is to be challenged by a Christian group, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 8th April 2008

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Embryology Bill: Bishop’s ‘Frankenstein’ attack smacks of ignorance, say scientists – The Times

Posted March 25th, 2008 in embryology, news by sally

“Senior scientists have offered to meet Roman Catholic bishops and MPs to explain the need for legislation to allow experiments on embryos that are part-human and part-animal.”

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The Times, 24th March 2008

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Brown faces deepening revolt over embryo bill – The Observer

Posted March 25th, 2008 in embryology, news by sally

“Gordon Brown faces a growing revolt over embryo research as former cabinet minister Stephen Byers last night joined calls for a free vote.”

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The Observer, 23rd March 2008

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Cardinal Keith O’Brien attacks ‘monstrous’ human embryo Bill – The Times

Posted March 25th, 2008 in embryology, news by sally

“The Government is heading for its biggest confrontation with the Roman Catholic Church to date over its controversial new laws which will allow the creation of human-animal hybrid embryos.”

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The Times, 22nd March 2008

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Couple who want deaf child angry at IVF ban – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 11th, 2008 in assisted reproduction, embryology, news by sally

“A deaf father who wishes to have a deaf child has spoken of his anger that a clause in new fertility legislation will make it illegal to use embryos with a genetic abnormality in IVF treatment, when ones without the same defect are available.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th March 2008

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Artificial sperm use plans ignite embryo row – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 10th, 2008 in assisted reproduction, embryology, news by sally

“The controversy over legislation on embryology grew last night following proposals to allow babies to be conceived using ‘artificial’ sperm and eggs.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2008

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MPs dismayed by HFEA’s hybrid egg decision – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in embryology, news by sally

“The body which regulates embryo research is to come under fire for allowing scientists to create part-human, part-animal hybrids.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd March 2008
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Scientists claim victory in blocking stem-cell law after letter in Times – The Times

Posted February 4th, 2008 in embryology, news by sally

“The Government has agreed to back down on strict laws planned for embryonic stem-cell experiments after a ‘compelling case’ was made by leading scientists in a letter to The Times.”

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The Times, 2nd February 2008

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Calls to lift child embryo ban – BBC News

Posted January 31st, 2008 in embryology, news by sally

“The government is looking into calls to lift a ban on creating human or human-animal ‘hybrid’ embryos from dying children to aid key research.”

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BBC News, 31st January 2008

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Pro-life MPs seek free embryo vote – The Observer

Posted January 28th, 2008 in embryology, news, parliament by sally

“Gordon Brown is facing a revolt by cabinet ministers who are demanding a free vote over the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, claiming that the ethical issues it raises are matters of conscience.”

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The Observer, 27th January 2008

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Ministers will rethink Bill that could block stem-cell experiments – The Times

Posted January 22nd, 2008 in embryology, news by sally

“Tough new consent laws that would block cloning experiments involving embryonic stem cells are to be reviewed by the Government after a protest by leading scientists.”

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The Times, 22nd January 2008

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Human-animal embryos get the go-ahead – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2008 in embryology, news by sally

“British scientists will try to create human-animal embryos for the first time after receiving the go-ahead from the government’s fertility regulator yesterday. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority said it had offered year-long licences to two teams of scientists that hope to use the embryos to study stem cells, the body’s master cells that have the potential to form any tissue or organ.”

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The Guardian, 18th January 2008

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Government may revive fatherless baby Bill – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2008 in embryology, news by sally

“Plans that could allow lesbian couples to create a child with no biological father may be brought back by the Government, it emerged last night.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th January 2008

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