Allowing only healthy embryos to live

In one of the latest issues of Fertility and Sterility (99; 1203-1204, 2013), new technological advances in preimplantation genetic diagnosis are described, and how these techniques are now able to detect more genetic diseases using safer methods, especially through the use of...
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Embryonic stem cells in regenerative medicine

A major issue associated to the use of embryonic stem cells in regenerative medicine is their tendency to induce tumour formation in the transplant receiver due to their undifferentiated state. This does not seem to happen when adult cells are used, however. In a recent letter...
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Over-the-Counter Oral Contraceptives

PRACTICAL MEDICAL ETHICS Since the development of the first synthetic progesterone in 1951 and the commercial introduction of the oral contraceptive pill (OCP) to the UK in 1961 there have been numerous attempts to extend its reach. A particular target has always been young women...
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