No matter how a child is made, is there any “act of love” greater than parenthood?

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Does the way we talk about new forms of assisted reproduction reflect misunderstanding and bias?

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Along with sperm, the in vitro procedure adds fresh mitochondria extracted from less mature cells in the same woman’s ovaries. The hope is to revitalize older eggs with these extra “batteries.” But the FDA still wants proof that the technique works and is safe

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When the expert opinions of doctors, government regulations, insurance limitations, and patient desires collide, who gets to decide the if, when, and how of fertility care?

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All new fertility methods sound crazy at first. Yet it’s important to understand that mitochondrial replacement isn’t genetic engineering run amok, cautions Debra Mathews of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University. “No one is messing directly with genes,” she says. “Scientists are replacing damaged mitochondria with healthy mitochondria.”

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The UK is now set to become the first country to introduce laws to allow the creation of babies from three people

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On the air to delve into the possibility of a ménage-et-test-tube is Dr. Debra Mathews, assistant director of Science Programs at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

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Berman Institute’s Dan O’Connor, in a CNN op-ed, argues that surrogates mustn’t be forced; they have right to end or carry out pregnancies

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