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MPs: name sperm donors on birth certificate
MPs call for donor sperm openness

Parents should be compelled to tell their children if they were conceived with donor sperm or eggs, MPs have said. A cross-party committee reviewing the draft human tissue and embryos bill recommend information about biological parents should be include on birth certificates. The panel, drawn from the Commons and Lords, stopped short of saying parents… Read more »

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Govt supports research on hybrid embryos
Govt lifts ‘anti-science’ ban on hybrid embryos

The government has reversed its ban on the creation of animal-human hybrid embryos, following a warning from MPs that restrictions could be “potentially harmful to UK science”. Published today, the draft human tissues and embryo bill allows in principle the use of hybrid embryos for medical research. The draft bill will now be debated by… Read more »