Monthly Archives: March 2013

Mitochondrial replacement: the HFEA decides

I wasn’t able to be at the open HFEA meeting last week where decisions were made, amongst other things, about recommendations that the board would be making to the government about changing the regulations with regard to mitochondrial replacement.  I … Continue reading

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Relative Strangers: what grandparents think about donor conception

Friday found me in Manchester at the launch of research into information sharing about donor conception in heterosexual couple and lesbian families carried out by Carol Smart and Petra Nordqvist of the Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships and … Continue reading

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I’m back…and lazy journalism gives poor impression of donating sperm

At last back on-line following four frustrating days whilst BT tracked down a fault with our internet.  Returned from sunny La Gomera (delightful small island in the Canaries) to find UK gripped in even more bitter cold than when we … Continue reading

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Off to the sun…

No more booklets, no more cold and grey weather (although today in London is gloriously sunny).  We are escaping to more guaranteed sun and higher temperatures for a week.  I am hoping Spring will have properly sprung by the time … Continue reading

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Donor conceived adult stories to inspire

The Anatomy Theatre at University College London was packed to the rafters last Thursday evening for the last of Progress Educational Trust’s events, ‘When it Takes More than Two’.  Previous events had focused on donors and recipients, now it was … Continue reading

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