Monthly Archives: February 2012

Off to find some sunshine..and some late news on Nuffield Bio-Ethics

With so much resting on the outcome of the two grants DCN has applied for, and the results of these applications due in the first couple of weeks in March, it seems like an odd time to be away.  But … Continue reading

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Whither the HFEA consultation

Well it looks like the Department of Health has a two or three week window in which to get out their consultation on where the functions of the HFEA are to be dispersed to (or not).  This is if they … Continue reading

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The importance of donor information

Back in January I wrote about the very serious business of choosing a donor and how some clinics are restricting the information about donors that they are giving to would-be parents prior to treatment.  This seems to happen particularly with egg … Continue reading

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When the regulators need regulating

More questions raised than answers available this week.  For instance, does the headline in today’s Guardian ‘Chief of NHS regulator quits amid claims it is no longer fit for purpose’ give us a clue as to why we are still … Continue reading

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Donor conception as More rather than Less?

I was talking with ‘Zannah yesterday about her anthropology dissertation, which is exploring the influence of knowing who your ancestors are in relation to personal identity formation.  She has been in correspondence with a number of donor conceived adults about … Continue reading

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More thoughts on known donors

So how does everyone feel about Trent Arsenault?  This is the man who says he has never had sex but has nevertheless managed to contribute to the birth of fifteen babies, with another three apparently due soon.  He lives in … Continue reading

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Slowly does it…and fingers crossed for Olivia Pratten

It’s always difficult to find the time to read articles so my regular rail journeys to see my beautiful grand-daughter have a dual purpose. In the recent past I have been accompanied by the Guide to Genetics produced by Progress … Continue reading

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