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Good news on three-parent embryos… or maybe not

According to media reports, it is now safe to produce three-parent embryos! We are well on the way to providing new treatments for women who have inheritable mitochondrial disorders! We just need the HFEA to issue the first licence to a clinic and soon healthy […]

New three-parent embryo research leaves many questions unanswered

A new IVF-based technique ‘is likely to lead to normal pregnancies and reduce the risk that babies born will have mitochondrial disease’, according to researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Disease at Newcastle University. Published on Wednesday 8 June 2016 in the journal […]

Brexit and bioethics

On 23 June 2016, Britons will make the most important political decision of a generation: we will determine whether Britain exits or remains in the European Union (EU). The debate about the pros and cons of ‘Brexit’ and ‘Bremain’ will undoubtedly continue until polling day. […]

Ethical objections to embryo research can trigger genuine progress

An admission from scientists in the latest issue of the journal Nature, that production of three-parent embryos may not accomplish the stated goals, reminds me of a promise made by then Prime Minister Gordon Brown in 2008, one that most people have long forgotten. In fact, I […]

Midwives are meant to save unborn lives, not destroy them

According to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), which is meant to represent all midwives, the role and duty of midwives must now also include assisting in ending the lives of unborn babies. And, the RCM makes clear in a new statement, if you refuse […]