Ectogenesis: How artificial placentas could aid premature babies, upend entrenched abortion views

Survival rates are likely to be improved for infants born prematurely, and those requiring invasive treatments -- including surgery, cell ...

Podcast: ‘Artificial womb’ raises awkward ethical questions about abortion, child welfare and health freedom

Biotechnology is fundamentally changing food and medicine. Thanks to genetic engineering, for example, we have access vitamin-fortified GMO crops, plentiful ...
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Are we ready for the artificial womb?

In the coming years, the obstacles to ectogenesis --development outside of a mother from fertilization to full-term infancy-- will be ...
Reproductive medicine could become entangled in the 'embryos are people' debate

Reproductive medicine could become entangled in the ’embryos are people’ debate

The announcement that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire at the end of [July] and President Trump’s nomination of ...
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Alternate facts: Why are we still telling women that abortion causes breast cancer?

On June 26th, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of crisis pregnancy centers that were challenging a California law, the Reproductive ...

Controversy walks hand-in-hand with the artificial womb, but is it warranted?

Research into the development of an artificial womb has sparked a wide range of conjecture from bioethicists who worry about ...

Boy or girl: Should prenatal testing be censored for fear it may become a sex-selection tool?

Some prominent ethicists push for limiting the release of prenatal testing for fear the information could be used by parents ...
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Could gene editing, Prozac or choline treat Down Syndrome?

Scientists may be closing in on an effective treatment for Down Syndrome. But questions abound as to the ethics of ...
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Wrongful birth: Court upholds parental rights when hospital and lab screw up genetic testing

Many conservatives are upset about a $50 million judgment on behalf of a family that had a baby with severe ...
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