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Immoral Uses of Biotechnology — Even With Good Intentions — Are Nevertheless Evil

I admit it. I have been MIA in the blogging world for the past six months. Mea culpa. *subhead*Always dare to hope.*subhead* There is a good reason. I am working in a neurobiology lab at the local university. We are… Continue Reading →

Uterus Transplants are “Supremely Risky”

*subhead*Try it first. See how the kids turn out later.*subhead* It was a first in the United States. A woman, only identified as Lindsey, received a uterus from a deceased woman. Lindsey was born without a uterus, and she was… Continue Reading →

The Tangled Web We Weave When We Artificially Conceive

*subhead*The Solomonic Dilemma of ‘Leftover’ Frozen Embryos*subhead* I have acquaintances that a decade ago decided to adopt some “leftover” frozen human embryos created with in vitro fertilization (IVF). Presuming they were essentially adopting children, the couple first consulted an adoption… Continue Reading →

Coming to America…For Sex Selection

*subhead*”Reproductive Rights”.*subhead* Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It was for these inalienable rights that the American colonists declared their independence. It is also for these rights that millions have traveled to our shores looking for opportunity and a… Continue Reading →

I Paid $50,000 for a Girl

*subhead*Whatever pays, plays.*subhead* Jayne with Emmerson, photo: David Solm I think future generations will look back on our insane notion of “reproductive rights,” and they will be horrified. Back in the 70s reproductive rights meant terminating a life you already… Continue Reading →

Thai Surrogacy Scandal: The Difference Between Begotten and Made

*subhead*Kids are gifts, not products.*subhead* You have likely heard the surrogacy story that has recently made headlines all over the world. An Australian couple hired a Thai woman to carry their IVF embryos. She gave birth to twins, a boy… Continue Reading →

Barcoding Human Embryos

*subhead*Human manufacturing.*subhead* (Image from New Scientist) I have never worked in manufacturing but I can imagine inventory and quality control are important parts of the process. Keeping track of inventory and making sure the right parts get to where they… Continue Reading →

Eugenics Still Coercive and Devoid of Real Compassion

*subhead*What is old is new again.*subhead* Today more and more people are whole-heartedly embracing eugenics. They probably don’t know it as eugenics, but every time a human life in the womb or in the lab is cut short because his… Continue Reading →

Cry for Help from Young Woman Conceived with IVF

*subhead*Sad.*subhead* I hate to start the new year with a sad post, but if we can help this young woman, it will be worth it. Her e-mail broke my heart. It is a cry for help from someone who mourns… Continue Reading →

New IVF Embryo Quality Control

*subhead*Human QC.*subhead* In manufacturing, quality control (QC) is very important. A manufacturer always wants to put out the best product and eliminate defective merchandise. The same is true of IVF. With as many as 30 embryos created for every live… Continue Reading →

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