The Christian Institute - Embryology News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/medical-ethics/embryology The latest embryology news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Sun, 22 Jul 2018 14:57:17 +0000 Sun, 22 Jul 2018 14:57:17 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Campaigner defends life from conception on BBC Breakfast https://www.christian.org.uk/news/campaigner-defends-life-conception-bbc-breakfast/ A pro-life campaigner has defended the sanctity of all human life on national television, in the face of calls to extend embryo experimentation.

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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:59:24 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/campaigner-defends-life-conception-bbc-breakfast/
Gay dads set to use sex selection to make sure they get baby girls https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gay-dads-set-use-sex-selection-make-sure-get-baby-girls/ A British same-sex couple who currently have four boys and a girl are set to use sex selection of embryos in a bid to obtain female triplets.

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Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:17:04 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gay-dads-set-use-sex-selection-make-sure-get-baby-girls/
170,000 embryos destroyed in UK in one year https://www.christian.org.uk/news/170000-embryos-destroyed-uk-one-year/ More than 170,000 human embryos were destroyed in the UK between 2014 and 2015, it has been revealed.

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Tue, 13 Dec 2016 15:49:04 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/170000-embryos-destroyed-uk-one-year/
Controversial embryo experiment calls dismissed for now https://www.christian.org.uk/news/controversial-embryo-experiment-calls-dismissed-now/ Calls to extend the limit on human embryo experimentation have been dismissed by the UK’s fertility regulator – at least temporarily.

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:30:38 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/controversial-embryo-experiment-calls-dismissed-now/
Scientists back longer experimentation on unborn babies https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scientists-back-longer-experimentation-unborn-babies/ British scientists want to be allowed to experiment on unborn babies until they are 28 days old.

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:19:01 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scientists-back-longer-experimentation-unborn-babies/
GM babies: Screening out those deemed unworthy of life https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gm-babies-screening-deemed-unworthy-life/ The birth of a child using a controversial ‘three-parent’ baby technique has reignited debate over the moral and ethical problems with genetic modification.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:59:07 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gm-babies-screening-deemed-unworthy-life/
GM babies could be born with serious health issues https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gm-babies-could-be-born-with-serious-health-issues/ Controversial GM babies could be born with serious health issues, new research by scientists in Spain has suggested.

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 14:51:43 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gm-babies-could-be-born-with-serious-health-issues/
Scientists to create GM babies despite flawed DNA fears https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scientists-to-create-gm-babies-despite-flawed-dna-fears/ Scientists want to push ahead with plans to create GM babies, despite evidence that mutated DNA could still be passed on.

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Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:43:13 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scientists-to-create-gm-babies-despite-flawed-dna-fears/
Scientists: 'Embryos should be experimented on for longer' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scientists-embryos-should-be-experimented-on-for-longer/ Scientists have called for the legal limit on embryo experimentation to be extended, in a move which threatens to intensify attacks on the unborn.

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Thu, 05 May 2016 18:00:35 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scientists-embryos-should-be-experimented-on-for-longer/
Prof: 'We can't predict the harm caused by GM embryos' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/prof-we-cant-predict-the-harm-caused-by-gm-embryos/ A prominent medical ethics professor has warned that gene editing of human embryos could have unforeseen and potentially harmful consequences for future generations.

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:02:54 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/prof-we-cant-predict-the-harm-caused-by-gm-embryos/
GM embryo research given green light by UK watchdog https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gm-embryo-research-given-green-light-by-uk-watchdog/ The UK’s fertility watchdog has given the green light to British researchers who want to genetically modify human embryos.

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:56:11 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gm-embryo-research-given-green-light-by-uk-watchdog/
UK scientists seek licence for GM embryos despite fears https://www.christian.org.uk/news/uk-scientists-seek-licence-for-gm-embryos-despite-fears/ UK researchers have applied for a licence to genetically modify embryos, despite growing fears about the practice both here and abroad.

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Wed, 23 Sep 2015 16:19:28 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/uk-scientists-seek-licence-for-gm-embryos-despite-fears/
'Calls for GM embryos are promoting a form of eugenics' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/calls-for-gm-embryos-are-promoting-a-form-of-eugenics/ Calls for the Government to legalise research on genetically modified human embryos amount to promoting a “form of eugenics”, a retired surgeon and professor of Practical Theology has said.

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Thu, 17 Sep 2015 11:31:43 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/calls-for-gm-embryos-are-promoting-a-form-of-eugenics/
GM baby techniques may be overtaken, says new research https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gm-baby-techniques-may-be-overtaken-says-new-research/ Scientists have developed a revolutionary adult stem cell treatment which could lead to a cure for mitochondrial diseases without resorting to controversial GM baby techniques.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:24:52 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gm-baby-techniques-may-be-overtaken-says-new-research/
US won't fund GM embryos over safety and ethical fears https://www.christian.org.uk/news/us-wont-fund-gm-embryos-over-safety-and-ethical-fears/ The US will not fund the genetic modification of embryos due to serious safety and ethical concerns, the head of the country’s medical research agency has said.

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Fri, 08 May 2015 11:37:25 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/us-wont-fund-gm-embryos-over-safety-and-ethical-fears/
Embryos genetically modified in controversial world first https://www.christian.org.uk/news/embryos-genetically-modified-in-controversial-world-first/ Eminent scientists have raised “grave concerns” about a controversial new procedure to genetically modify human embryos.

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:12:43 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/embryos-genetically-modified-in-controversial-world-first/
'GM babies are the commodification of humanity' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gm-babies-are-the-commodification-of-humanity/ The Roman Catholic Church in Scotland has expressed its complete opposition to controversial techniques which would create three and four-parent babies.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:00:03 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gm-babies-are-the-commodification-of-humanity/
Scientists raise the prospect of 'two-dad babies' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scientists-raise-the-prospect-of-two-dad-babies/ Scientists have said that it is possible to ‘manufacture’ a baby using skin cells from two adults of the same sex.

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:37:57 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scientists-raise-the-prospect-of-two-dad-babies/
Peer warns GM babies could pass on disease to their kids https://www.christian.org.uk/news/peer-warns-gm-babies-could-pass-on-disease-to-their-kids/ A Peer who has worked with families of severely disabled children, and has a disabled daughter herself, raised serious concerns about the effects on children who could be born through controversial GM baby techniques.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:48:32 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/peer-warns-gm-babies-could-pass-on-disease-to-their-kids/
House of Lords backs dangerous GM baby plans https://www.christian.org.uk/news/house-of-lords-backs-dangerous-gm-baby-plans/ Controversial techniques to create three and four-parent babies have been backed by Peers in the House of Lords.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:53:51 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/house-of-lords-backs-dangerous-gm-baby-plans/