Monthly Archives: March 2012

Why is it that DC people feel so differently about their conception?

I’ve been having a fascinating time over the last couple of days reading through all the stories on the DC Network web site written by donor conceived adults.  I’m doing this because we are soon to move to a new … Continue reading

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Right move Tom and Helen, but for the wrong reasons

I apologise to those readers outside the UK for continuing to comment on one of the story lines in The Archers…an ‘everyday story of countryfolk’ that has been running for so long on Radio 4 that I can remember my … Continue reading

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Nuffield Bio-Ethics Council seeks your views

Perhaps Budget Day was not the best one for Nuffield Council on Bio-Ethics to choose to launch their consultation on Donor Conception and Information.  Not that medical and social affairs journalists are particularly interested in this but the column inches … Continue reading

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The sometimes sadness of Spring

It’s the first day of Spring today.  Here in London the sun is shining and the bare earth in my garden is beginning to reveal bright green shoots.  Things are growing again.  Hope is in the air.  But for some, … Continue reading

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National meetings, genes and destiny

We took over a school in North London for the day.  Around 250 adults, 70 children in the creche, 30 8 – 12 year olds in their own specialist workshops and a handful of donor conceived young people over 13.  The … Continue reading

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Epigenetics and even more on known donors

One of the things we are looking forward to Professor Marcus Pembrey explaining about tomorrow at the DCN national meeting is exactly how epigenetics work in the case of egg, sperm and embryo donation.   There has been much speculation … Continue reading

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A chill in the air

The Nuffield Foundation’s offices look directly on to the part of Bedford Square where large placards are displayed  and two silently praying anti-abortion protestors stand outside of the BPAS clinic.  They are a chilling reminder that we still cannot take … Continue reading

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