Functional artificial eggs obtained for the first time from mouse skin

Scientists in Japan have transformed mouse skin cells into eggs and have managed to obtain fertile offspring after their fertilisation (See Nature article HERE). This study represents the first production of eggs completely in vitro. In 2012, mouse skin cells were reprogrammed...

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis. Does it improve the effectiveness of IVF?

PGD reduces the live birth rates when used with IVF. It entails undeniable manipulation of embryos, which if avoided is ethically favourable. There is no doubt that a medical and ethical objective is to improve the effectiveness of in vitro fertilisation (IVF), i.e. improve...

She aborted her child to save her brother’s life. A paradigmatic case of medical and ethical manipulation

Can bone marrow really not be obtained from a pregnant woman? Because if it can, there would be no medical reason to have to resort to abortion. Yang Li’s brother urgently needed a bone marrow transplant to treat his disease. Yang Li, who was 12 weeks pregnant, was an...