Eggs and sperm could be produced from female blood samples

The journal Science has published an interesting article  by a Japanese group, led by Mitonori Saitou, which describes the production of oogonia from female blood cells. According to Carlos Simón, an expert in this area (see HERE ), “a mature oocyte has not yet been obtained,...

Children born from assisted reproduction techniques have an increased risk of obstetric and perinatal adverse effects

A recent large study confirms that children born through assisted reproduction techniques have 30-40% higher probability of suffering malformations at birth The bioethical assessment of assisted reproduction moves between the undeniable good that it means to provide a child to a...

Paris March for Life take to the streets in Paris – Video

Thousands of protesters – 50.000 people from all France – walked through upscale neighborhoods of the country’s capital, ending the March at the Trocadero, which overlooks the Seine opposite the Eiffel Tower. Macron revision of French’s bioethics laws makes that 2019 will...

Social freezing trend. Fertility experts call for ditching of UK’s 10-year limit on egg-freezing

Fertility experts have urged the government to overturn “discriminatory” fertility rules that require women who freeze their eggs to use them within 10 years. Beyond this limit, clinics are compelled to destroy the eggs even if this goes against the woman’s wishes. The only...

Will be anonymous’ sperm donation a thing of the past? IVF people claims for their right to know

Thanks to DNA tests and the internet but mainly to the mobilization of IVF people to defend their right to know the identity of their biological parents, many persons could find their biological parents despite the fact that the law that protects the anonymity of gamete donor is...

Premature vascular aging and high blood pressure in children born by IVF

IVF children risks in the rise The possible negative effects of assisted reproduction techniques (see HERE), for mother and child, must be informed by Clinics to their eventual clients. According to an article, supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Placide Nicod...

Sperm from a cadaver was used to conceive a child by gestational surrogacy. Bioethical approach

The parents of a British man who died in an accident five years ago extracted his sperm after he suffered massive brain damage. The aim was to store it to later have a grandson through gestational surrogacy. Today, the couple has a three-year-old grandson born using this...

Fathered 200 children hoping that they would one day track one of them. Now he met a daughter

Worried he’d never have a family, Louis became a prolific sperm donor, hoping that his children would one day track him down.                                    ‘Louis’ with his daughter, Joyce Curiere, who traced him after getting a DNA test Louis used to cycle to the sperm...

First child born worldwide gestated in a uterus transplanted between twin sisters

News of the first baby in the world to be born after gestation in a womb transplanted between twin sisters in Hospital Santa Orsola in Bologna, Italy, was recently published in Spanish newspaper ABC . From a medical point of view, it is of interest to highlight that both mother...

Have people the right to freeze their gametes with public funds?

Recently we have treated the new Western strong trend “Social freezing” that is also a profitable commercial issue (see HERE). Now we transcribe a recent news with a bioethical question. NHS England could face a legal challenge that would attempt to force clinics to...