While there is much enthusiasm surrounding experimental new techniques that aim to help women with severely mutated mitochondrial DNA to have a child that would not inherit the disorders that can be caused by those mutations, the verdict is still out on the procedures. And it doesn’t look good.
Lisa Belkin worries that the film paints an unrealistic, alarmist picture of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.
A woman in her twenties who doesn’t want to have a baby yet is fine with us, but a woman in her late thirties seems to be a different story.
The Vatican’s recent statement “Dignitas Personae” shows once again that the Catholic hierarchy is on the wrong side of science and the needs of contemporary society.
With new techniques for controversy-free stem cells in reach, there are several critical issues to keep in mind as stem cell research becomes commonplace.