Three Parent Children, Germ Line Manipulation, and Designer Humans

Today’s vote in Parliament in favour of allowing three parent children makes the UK the first country to cross internationally respected bioethical red lines. It does so first by allowing the creation of human beings using DNA from three human beings and secondly, by opening the door to germ-line gene modification. By altering the very make-up of the human species, the technique provokes a global … Continue reading Three Parent Children, Germ Line Manipulation, and Designer Humans

Donor Deaths in India Highlight Surrogacy Perils

Two women have died from causes tied to their role as egg donors in India’s booming market for artificial reproduction. Advocates are pressing the government to publicize health warnings and pass regulations. NEW DELHI (WOMENSENEWS)–When Yuma Sherpa told doctors at a private fertility clinic here that she wanted to back out, her husband’s lawyer says they encouraged her to keep going. Sherpa was assured the pain … Continue reading Donor Deaths in India Highlight Surrogacy Perils