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Hype, Hope and Headlines

Went to another excellent and fascinating Progress Educational Trust event last night, but this was the first time that I had the very strong instinct that there was more left unspoken than was actually said.  The knives remained sheathed but … Continue reading

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Let’s embrace the future…it looks exciting

This afternoon Walter and I are going to be seeing yet another couple with donor conceived adult children who have not yet been told about their start in life.  We don’t know the particular circumstances of this family but I … Continue reading

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Making Tomorrow’s People

It was interesting yesterday to attend an event that included assisted reproduction and donor conception, but where the focus was on the well-being of all future children.  Making Tomorrow’s People: How far should we go?  Who is to decide? was … Continue reading

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Nuffield Bio-Ethics report: the good, the bad and the ugly

As I was having my heart adjusted back to normal rhythm last Wednesday (and yes, it was successful) the Nuffield Council on Bio-Ethics was launching it’s long-awaited report into Ethical Aspects of Information Sharing in Donor Conception.  It’s a weighty … Continue reading

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Mitochondrial DNA…a tissue rather than a gamete

I’m always up for having my prejudices challenged or my mind changed about something and I think that’s what happened when I attended the HFEA’s Mitochondria Regulatory Workshop on Tuesday.  Regular readers of this blog may recall that I have … Continue reading

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Spanish fandango Part 3 or where are all the Spanish DC adults?

Walter and I have just spent a very bizarre evening in a private suite at a very posh hotel in Mayfair.  We were there as invitees of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce to hear the Medical Director of one of … Continue reading

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The ethics of mitochondrial replacement – relevant, not boring or scary honestly!

Not all of my Tuesday evenings are as stimulating as last nights was.  The Progress Educational Trust’s debate entitled Freeing us from our Cells: Avoiding Mitochondrial Disease proved a cracker, with mostly excellent short presentations from a star studded cast … Continue reading

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