And they’re transforming the industry. The money isn’t just in treating older women who have spent years trying to conceive. It’s in persuading younger women, still in their 20s, to start worrying about their future fertility now — and to pay for pricey tests and services, such as egg freezing, as a hedge against problems down the road

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The first “test-tube baby” made headlines around the world in 1978, setting off intense debate on the ethics of researching human embryos and reproductive technologies. Every breakthrough since then has raised the same questions about “designer babies” and “playing God” – but public response has grown more subdued rather than more engaged as technologies have become increasingly sophisticated and powerful

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Some doctors are so inundated with the business of medicine that good bedside manner has become a lost art. As a preventive measure, the new Dell Medical School, part of the University of Texas at Austin, is challenging students in its inaugural class to embrace their feelings by examining the fine arts

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Can Reproduction Be Ageless?

December 20, 2016

News that a woman has given birth via an ovary frozen when she was nine years old is just one example of how technology is altering the limits of fertility. A View from Zsolt Peter Nagy

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The idea is that the technique, called mitochondrial replacement, avoids harmful mitochondrial mutations passing from the mother to her children. It works by removing the nucleus from a mother’s egg and inserting it into a donor egg, which has its own nucleus removed. The egg is then fertilised with the father’s sperm

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Three Parents

November 7, 2016

Why are bioethicists thinking about the recent birth of a three parent child? Elizabeth Tracey speaks with our Jeffrey Kahn

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ohn Zhang, MD, medical director and founder of New Hope Fertility in New York City, led a team that performed a new technique called spindle nuclear transfer. This technique is a form of mitochondrial manipulation technology that involves removing the nucleus from the mother’s oocyte and transferring it to an enucleated donor oocyte that is then fertilized with the father’s sperm

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Do classical musicians have a role to play in advancing social justice? We talk to composer Judah Adashi, who is on the faculty of the Peabody Institute. Adashi is teaching a new workshop at the Peabody on Art and Activism

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