Scientists hail 'amazing discovery' as it's revealed infertile mothers who use donor eggs DO pass their DNA to their children

  • Infertile women forced to use donor eggs still pass their DNA to their child
  • The 'amazing discovery' was made by scientists at a Spanish fertility clinic
  • Had been thought fertilised egg only had DNA from father & donor mother

Scientists have discovered that infertile women who are forced to use donor eggs do still pass their own DNA to their child.

It has been hailed as 'an amazing discovery' by Nick Macklon, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Southampton.

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Egg Donation a Thriving Business

Pretoria - More and more families affected by fertility problems have turned to egg donations as their preferred option of having children, saying they not only give them the chance to have babies, but also provide them with the chance to experience pregnancy and give birth.

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We Want a Boy: The Ethics of Sex Selection in the Clinic

Controversy is no rarity in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Since its discovery and early clinical applications, everyone seemed to have (and still has) an opinion about in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures. Many concerns are religious or political. Others are ethical, medical and genetic. With huge improvements in IVF laboratory techniques that now include preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) when appropriate, IVF patients may ask physicians to select only embryos of one sex or the other. They want to select their child’s sex.

The American Medical Association Journal of Ethics discusses this issue in its October 2014 Virtual Mentor section. Its content is captivating, addressing the question, “Do physicians or professional societies have the right to limit the use of these available techniques?” In some European countries, they do not. The United States has not regulated PGS to prohibit sex screening.

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Why it’s wrong to ban anonymity for egg and sperm donors

‘Both donors and recipients should be allowed opt for either anonymous or identifiable donation as they see fit. In short, I am for choice’

The central pillar of the Children and Family Relationships Bill’s assisted reproduction regulations is an attempt to outlaw anonymous egg and sperm donation and force every donor-conceived child to be given the opportunity to identify and meet their donor once they have reached 18.

The Bill has not dealt with legal parenthood after surrogacy but only after donor conception. The proposed legislation has, therefore, failed to deliver on the very problem which originally prompted its inception (though it is now understood that surrogacy will be dealt with in a separate Bill next year).

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The best physicians in the field of infertility and egg donation come to Charleston to discuss high-tech advancements

One of the most important medical conferences in North America focusing on the field of Infertility Medicine is being hosted by Charleston’s own Coastal Fertility Specialists, March 5 – 8, 2015 at Belmond Charleston Place Hotel.

The symposium will focus on the latest advancements in the field of Infertility and Egg Donation and Reception. A nationally recognized panel of doctors, scientists and other health professionals will address their fellow colleagues including reproductive endocrinologists, lab professionals, nurses and mental health professionals in this rapidly expanding segment of medicine.

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