HFEA says it has contacted clinics accused of offering women on low incomes free IVF treatment if they donate eggs

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Cross-Border Surrogacy

March 29, 2017

Exploiting low income women as biological resources? Our globalised economy responds voraciously to biotech advances, but lax regulation risks turning the poor into biological resources to be used for profit

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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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The quarter-of-a-millionth UK child was born as a result of fertility treatment last year, according to HFEA

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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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It’s a boy! A five-month-old boy is the first baby to be born using a new technique that incorporates DNA from three people, New Scientist can reveal. “This is great news and a huge deal,” says Dusko Ilic at King’s College London, who wasn’t involved in the work. “It’s revolutionary.”

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