From IVF to Immortality

From IVF to Immortality

This book provides a clear, simple account of techniques involved in assisted reproduction and embryo research.

Author: Ruth Deech

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: CORNELL:31924108022405

Category: Law

Page: 233

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This book provides a clear, simple account of techniques involved in assisted reproduction and embryo research. It thoughtfully and provocatively explores controversies raised by developments in reproductive technology since the first IVF baby in 1978, such as 'saviour siblings', designer babies, reproductive cloning and embryo research.
Categories: Law

Regulating Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Regulating Assisted Reproductive Technologies

The legal and ethical issues raised by IVF, dubbed the second wave of
reproduction have been much debated, but as ... R. Deech and A. Smajdor, From
IVF to Immortality; Controversy in the Era of Reproductive Technology (Oxford:
Oxford ...

Author: Amel Alghrani

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107160569

Category: Law

Page: 302

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Examines emerging assisted reproductive technologies that will revolutionise the future of human reproduction and their regulation.
Categories: Law

Merchants of Immortality

Merchants of Immortality

"The Americans removing themselves from IVF was kind of good for us," Alan
Trounson, the Australian IVF expert, told the National Academy forum on cloning,
"but what it did was create a situation where it was left to the private sector to ...

Author: Stephen S. Hall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618095247

Category: Science

Page: 439

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A look into the mysteries of life extension profiles people working to make humans live longer and better, traces the history of the science of aging, and explains how recent discoveries could change our lives.
Categories: Science

ThirdWay

ThirdWay

NON-FICTION REVIEWS From IVF to Immortality: Controversy in the era of
reproductive technology Ruth Deech and Anna Smajdor Oxford University Press,
233pp This is a book that introduces the reader to the complexities associated
with ...

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Monthly current affairs magazine from a Christian perspective with a focus on politics, society, economics and culture.
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Becoming Immortal

Becoming Immortal

The human-machine lobby will probably attempt to dampen enthusiasm for
immortality, but the growth of an ... If the experience of infertility services, such in
vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics, is any indication, immortalization will “take off” once
it is ...

Author: Stanley Shostak

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791488416

Category: Science

Page: 322

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Explores how new organs might be engineered via cloning and reproductive technology to achieve human immortality.
Categories: Science

The Ivf Revolution

The Ivf Revolution

Having a child brings parents a kind of immortality which childless couples may
only watch with envy. Cures for infertility and recipes for preventing the birth of
children with defects are as old as the Bible. But in the last few decades it has
been ...

Author: Lord Robert Winston

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448177738

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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What is IVF? Who is suitable for treatment? How much does it cost? Where do you go for it? What other treatments are available? What are the ethnical implications of infertility treatment? If you need to know the answers to any of these questions then you need to read this book. THE IVF REVOLUTION is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide, from an internationally respected gynaecologist, for all those thinking about, or currently involved in, treatment for infertility. It gives practical information on all techniques that are now available for assisted reproduction together with the success rates of the different treatments and their respective costs, so that you can assess your own chance of success. In addition the book provides an overview on recent scientific developments such as DNA identification of sperm which can allow parents to pre-determine the sex of their baby; and also covers such ethical issues as that of Mandy Alwood and Diane Blood whose hard-won legal battle gave her the right to conceive using the sperm of her dead husband.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Wild Politics

Wild Politics

This allows for the possibility of using other people to practise the
experimentation necessary for achieving immortality . In - vitro fertilisation ( IVF ) ,
cloning , genetic engineering , robotics and the colonisation of outer space are
some of its ...

Author: Susan Hawthorne

Publisher: Spinifex Press

ISBN: 1876756241

Category: Nature

Page: 462

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Synthesising issues that are at the forefront of local and global politics and social movements of the 21st century, this work presents a powerful critique of global western culture, challenging many of its central assumptions and institutions.
Categories: Nature

The Blank Slate

The Blank Slate

It impels us to find surrogate mothers for the large number of embryos left over
from IVF that are currently sitting in fertility ... Some people fear that cloning would
present us with the option of becoming immortal, others that it could produce an ...

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101200324

Category: Psychology

Page: 528

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A brilliant inquiry into the origins of human nature. "Sweeping, erudite, sharply argued, and fun to read..also highly persuasive." -Time Now updated with a new afterword One of the world's leading experts on language and the mind explores the idea of human nature and its moral, emotional, and political colorings. With characteristic wit, lucidity, and insight, Pinker argues that the dogma that the mind has no innate traits-a doctrine held by many intellectuals during the past century-denies our common humanity and our individual preferences, replaces objective analyses of social problems with feel-good slogans, and distorts our understanding of politics, violence, parenting, and the arts. Injecting calm and rationality into debates that are notorious for ax-grinding and mud-slinging, Pinker shows the importance of an honest acknowledgment of human nature based on science and common sense.
Categories: Psychology

The Immortal Legacy of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Legacy of Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks is popularly known as the mother of modern medicine, she was a young black mother of five who was wrongly diagnosed with cervical cancer and passed away on the 4th of October 1951.

Author: Paul Gregory

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798663377959

Category:

Page: 38

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Henrietta Lacks is popularly known as the mother of modern medicine, she was a young black mother of five who was wrongly diagnosed with cervical cancer and passed away on the 4th of October 1951. Her cells were harvested while she was undergoing surgery without the consent of her family; it wasn't until 20 years after her death they discovered that her cells were very much alive.Remarkably, the cells continued to grow and replicate outside of her body till this day (60 years after her demise). No one could have predicted that Lacks would become legendary, or that her physical being would contribute so much to medical research that might someday save us all from cancer. The HeLa cells as it is usually called have been responsible for some of the most important medical advances of all time: the polio vaccine, chemotherapy, cloning, gene mapping and IVF: All these health milestones and many more, owe everything to the life, and death, of a young mother.Generally speaking cells taken from an individual and used for research, benefits the common good so it's OK to use them, but in this case Henrietta's cells were used to develop medical treatments available to people who could afford medical insurance, the cells were sold at exorbitant prices and not even a dime was given to her family or relatives. African American were often utilized as medical experiments during the era of slavery, they were subjected to inhumane treatment and enormous risks in the hands of their owners who were physicians. These white doctors saw this as an opportunity which they could execute experimental research programs and develop new tools, techniques and medicines as was the case of Henrietta Lacks.
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The Ethical Imagination

The Ethical Imagination

... 9-10 immigration, 231-33 immortality, 179-80 in vitro fertilization (ivf), 126, 127-
28, 130, 133-38, 141, 142, 150-52 inaction, as manifestation of courage, 218-19
inclusiveness, 90-91, 229-31 indirectness, 17-20 individualism vs. the authentic ...

Author: Margaret Somerville

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 9780887848834

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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Science and technology force us to ask some of the most challenging and unprecedented ethical questions in the world today. These issues encompass what it means to be human, how we relate to others and our world, and how we find meaning in life. How we can find a shared ethics for an interdependent world? In her 2006 CBC Massey Lectures, ethicist and McGill University professor Margaret Somerville tackles some of the most contentious issues of our times, and proposes a brilliant new kind of ethical language and thought to help us navigate them.
Categories: Philosophy

the sabbath hymn book for the service of song in the house of the lord

the sabbath hymn book  for the service of song in the house of the lord

T. "IVf 1 Give to our God immortal praise ; Mercy and truth are all his ways :
Wonders of grace to God belong ; Repeat his mercies in your song. 2 Give to the
Lord of lords renown, The King of kings with glory crown : His mercies ever shall
 ...

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The Manchester illuminator and general Catholic record ed by W F Cleary

The Manchester illuminator  and general Catholic record  ed  by W F  Cleary

A milk-white hind, immortal and unchanged, Frd on the lawns, and In the forest
ranged; Without unspotted— innocent ... no great quantity ivf work to do, and if
there were it would not be done, for there is scarcely any labourers or mechanics
in ...

Author: William Francis Cleary

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590649366

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Creating the Child

Creating the Child

... part due to the collaboration between the Centre in its early days and Dr.
Patrick Steptoe the pioneer of IVF treatment . ... parts of Arlene Judith Klotzko's '
Commentary on " Immortality through the fertility clinic " ' from Cambridge
Quarterly of ...

Author: Donald Evans

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9041102078

Category: Law

Page: 366

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Act - Joseph Hubben.
Categories: Law

Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques Fourth Edition

Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques Fourth Edition

In addition, they are immortal. They can be grown continuously in culture ... The
described cell lines were derived from ICM cells of normal surplus blastocysts
donated by couples undergoing IVF. The hESCs proliferate for extended periods
in ...

Author: David. K Gardner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781841849713

Category: Medical

Page: 464

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Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques has become a classic comprehensive reference for the whole team at the IVF clinic. The fourth edition comes more conveniently as a set of two separate volumes, one for laboratory aspects and the other for clinical applications. The text has been extensively revised, with the addition of several important new contributions on laboratory aspects including developing techniques such as PICSI, IMSI, and time-lapse imaging. The second volume focuses on clinical applications and includes new chapters on lifestyle factors, tailored ovarian stimulation, frozen-thawed embryo transfer, viral disease, and religious perspectives. As before, methods, protocols, and techniques of choice are presented by eminent international experts. The two volume set includes: ■ Volume One - Laboratory Perspectives ■ Volume Two - Clinical Perspectives
Categories: Medical

Pragmatist Ethics for a Technological Culture

Pragmatist Ethics for a Technological Culture

IVF and ET: what it is and how it works”, in: W. Walters and P. Singer (eds.), Test-
tube babies. Melbourne: ... F.H., M.A. Paterson et al. (1995). “Immortality through
the fertility clinic”, in: Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 4(3):375-386.

Author: F.W. Jozef Keulartz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401003018

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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Our technological culture has an extremely dynamic character: old ways of reproducing ourselves, managing nature and keeping animals are continually replaced by new ones; norms and values with respect to our bodies, food production, health care and environmental protection are regularly being put up for discussion. This constantly confronts us with new moral problems and dilemmas. In discussion with other approaches this book argues that pragmatism, with its strong emphasis on the interaction between technology and values, gives us both procedural help and stresses the importance of living and cooperating together in tackling these problems and dilemmas. The issues in this book include the interaction of technology and ethics, the status of pragmatism, the concept of practice, and discourse ethics and deliberative democracy. It has an interactive design, with original contributions alternating with critical comments. The book is of interest for students, scholars and policymakers in the fields of bioethics, animal ethics, environmental ethics, pragmatist philosophy and science and technology studies.
Categories: Philosophy

Issues in Medical Law and Ethics

Issues in Medical Law and Ethics

At the time of the woman's death, four fertilised eggs remained in IVF storage.
The baby's mother, a 'surrogate' mother, was ... of death and immortality; for us,
death is an episode in life's renewal... Instead of being oriented toward death and
 ...

Author: Derek Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135340988

Category: Law

Page: 304

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Thirty years ago, English jurist Patrick Devlin wrote: "Is it not a pleasant tribute to the medical profession that by and large it has been able to manage its relations with its patients ... without the aid of lawyers and law makers". Medical interventions at the beginnings and the endings of life have rendered that assessment dated if not defeated. This book picks up some of the most important of those developments and reflects on the legal and social consequences of this metamorphosis over the past ten years, and will be of interest to students of law, sociology and ethics who want a considered and critical introduction to, and reflection on, key issues in these pivotal moments of human life.
Categories: Law

In Vitro Fertilization

In Vitro Fertilization

... individual, a unique event that ensures genetic immortality by transferring
information from one generation to the next. ... IVF is now accepted completely as
a clinical procedure; in the quest for improvements via new technology we should
 ...

Author: Kay Elder

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139492850

Category: Medical

Page:

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This fully updated new edition of a successful and popular practical guide is an indispensable account of modern in-vitro fertilization practice. Initial chapters cover theoretical aspects of gametogenesis and embryo development at the cellular and molecular level, while the latter half of the book describes the requisites for a successful IVF laboratory and the basic technologies in ART. Advanced techniques, including pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, vitrification and stem-cell technology, are comprehensively covered, providing up-to-date analyses of these groundbreaking technologies. This edition includes: • New practical techniques, including preservation of fertility for cancer patients, stem-cell biology/technology, vitrification and in-vitro maturation • A 'refresher' study review of fundamental principles of cell and molecular biology • The latest information available from animal and human research in reproductive biology Packed with a wealth of practical and scientific detail, this is a must for all IVF practitioners.
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Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Technologies

In addition, they are immortal. They can be grown continuously in culture ... The
described cell lines were derived from ICM cells of normal surplus blastocysts
donated by couples undergoing IVF. The hESCs proliferate for extended periods
in ...

Author: David. K Gardner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203092934

Category: Medical

Page: 1004

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Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Technologies is a truly comprehensive manual for the whole team at the IVF clinic. Information is presented in a highly visual manner, allowing both methods and protocols to be consulted easily. The text provides clinical and scientific teams with the A to Zs of setting up an embryology laboratory, gives research fellows insight into technical developments, and supplies seasoned professionals with a review of the latest techniques and advances. New to the Third Edition: fully revised and expanded chapters, with new information on: single embryo transfer artificial gametes pharmacogenetics
Categories: Medical

The Shattered Self

The Shattered Self

... a well - understood technology such as IVF is still expensive and far from being
widely available or completely efficient . ... It could in principle have numerous
applications : from organ farming , to reproduction and partial immortality , to the ...

Author: Pierre Baldi

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262523345

Category: Medical

Page: 245

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An exploration of the far-reaching scientific and social changes made possible by advances in molecular biotechnology.
Categories: Medical

Fully Fertile

Fully Fertile

... the natural flow of the universe, and by correct action and thought (or inaction
and lack-ofthought), one can achieve immortality. ... has shown that using herbal
therapy when patients are not undergoing any hormone stimulation such as IVF.

Author: Tami Quinn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781844093755

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 280

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The healing powers of traditional yoga, Oriental medicine, nutrition, and other mind/body techniques are accessible with this do-it-yourself manual for women who are struggling with infertility or just looking to improve their odds of conception. Natural methods based on Integrative Care for Fertility™ use a holistic approach to demonstrate how a home-based holistic fertility program can improve mind, body, and spirit, and in turn, maximize chances for conceiving. Photographs are provided to illustrate the proper yoga postures, and interspersed stories from yoga practitioners and experts present real-life struggles of infertility patients and victories that will inspire all women who are trying for a healthy pregnancy and birth. With more than 30 pages of new information, this updated edition also includes a study guide.
Categories: Health & Fitness