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.

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.

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.

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.

Immortality of the Gods

Legends, Mysteries, and the Alien Connection to Eternal Life Nick Redfern ... The
Mayo Clinic says of the IVF process: “In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a complex series
of procedures used to treat fertility or genetic problems and assist with the ...


Author: Nick Redfern

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781632659262

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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The author of Bloodline of the Gods explores the theory that ancient aliens shared the secrets of immortality with Old Testament figures. While scientists debate the theoretical possibility of immortality, it may have already been achieved in the distant past. History is filled with accounts of fantastic beings, powerful gods, and half-human/half-alien entities that had extraordinarily long lifespans. Today, these stories are dismissed as mere folklore and mythology. But what if the accounts are all too real? In Immortality of the Gods, Nick Redfern considers the possibility that ancient aliens uncovered the secret to stopping the aging process. Examining the legends of the Anunnaki, Redfern investigates how these ancient deities may have achieved everlasting life, and why they might have shared their secrets with Noah, Methuselah, and other biblical figures. Redfern goes on to explore the saga of Gilgamesh, a long-lived part-human, part-extraterrestrial Sumerian ruler obsessed with immortality. Also in this volume, Redfern studies the claim that an undisclosed motivation for the 2003 invasion of Iraq was to uncover the millennia-old secrets of white powder gold, a manna-like substance that supposedly rejuvenates cells and tissue.


From IVF to Immortality by Ruth Deech and Anna Smajdor ( 2007 ) . Oxford ,
Oxford University Press . The senior author is a former chair of the HFEA . A
comprehensive account of regulation governing ART in the UK . • Making Babies
: is there ...


Author: Ben Mepham

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131701349

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 418

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Ben Mepham is Special Professor in Applied Bioethics, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham and Visiting Professor in Bioethics, Department of Policy Studies, University of Lincoln, UK. I. The Theoretical Background to Bioethics 1. The Nature of Bioethics 2. Theories of Ethics 3. A Framework for Ethical Analysis II. Bioethics and Human Futures 4. The Biology of Poverty 5. Fertility and Morality 6. Genomics, Eugenics and Integrity III. Bioethics and Animals 7. Human Uses of Animals 8. Experiments on Animals 9. Animals and Modern Biotechnology IV. Bioethics, Plants, and the Environment 10. The First Generation of Genetically Modified Crops 11. Dietary Futures 12. Environmental Sustainability V. Bioethics in Practice 13. Risk, Precaution, and Trust 14. Politics and the Biosciences 15. Bioethics in the Laboratory

Jewish Year Book 2009

... Continuum , 2007 Ruth Deech and Anna Smajdor : From IVF to immortality :
controversy in the era of reproductive technology , Oxford University Press , 2007
Irene Eber : Chinese and Jews : encounters between cultures , Vallentine
Mitchell ...


Author: Stephen W. Massil


ISBN: 0853038902

Category: Reference

Page: 355

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Essays: Professor Yitzchak Apeloig: Israel's Scientific Achievements 19482008 Professor Colin Shindler: The Tel Aviv Centenary 19092009 Dr David Conway: Mendelssohn and Jewishness Willow Winston and Stephen Massil: The career of Ruth Winston-Fox, MBE (1

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.

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.

Materials Reliability in Microelectronics

It should also be noted that no regime of immortality due to void - growth
saturation was observed . ... the estimated service condition reliability is grossly
over - conservative since 80 um lines are UGF n = 1 UMF 1 < n < 2 RS IVF n > 1
VNI IVF n ...




ISBN: UOM:39015048111085

Category: Microelectronics


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The Immortal Cell

the leading opponents of in vitro fertilization ( IVF ) in the late 1970s . He called it
the “ dehumanization ” of reproduction . I can no more see how a rational person
could object to IVF than I can understand the objection to the use of cloning in ...


Author: Michael D. West

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: UOM:39015059967193

Category: Science

Page: 244

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A key player in the science of therapeutic cloning recounts the progress that has been made in reversing the aging process of cells, citing the unique qualities of stem cells and how they can be used to regenerate damaged cells and organs.

Search for Immortality

The first cat ever born after an interspecies embryo transfer , it was also the first
cat born as the result of in vitro fertilization . Such innovative breeding techniques
came too late for the dusky seaside sparrow , a species that became extinct in ...


Author: Time-Life Books

Publisher: Time Life Education

ISBN: PSU:000019980034

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Traces the quest for immortality throughout history and examines the many spiritual and scientific pathways that have been explored as methods to prolong life

IVF and Justice

and immortal – would have to divide when the organic individual becomes two ,
or fuse , be lost or ' migrate ' when one individual organism combines with
another and both become one . But as this is not possible for an immortal
indivisible ...


Author: Teresa Iglesias


ISBN: STANFORD:36105044546328

Category: Fertilization in vitro, Human

Page: 175

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Stem Cell Research

... that the prospective researcher is not the same as the person giving the IVF
treatment . The “ immortality of stem cell lines makes the operation of procedures
for giving informed consent particularly important where the research is intended
to ...


Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords. Select Committee on Stem Cell Research


ISBN: IND:30000111160853

Category: Great Britain

Page: 60

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The Committee was appointed in March 2001 to examine the issues arising from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Research Purposes) Regulations 2001. These regulations extended the legal grounds for research on human embryos to include the increase of knowledge about the development of embryos or serious disease, or to enable such knowledge to help in the development of treatments for serious diseases. The Committee's report analyses the potential of stem cell research to generate new therapies, and assesses the relative scientific advantages and disadvantages of research on embryonic and adult stem cells. It considers the ethical concerns about the use of early human embryos for research purposes and the implications of developments in cell nuclear replacement and reproductive cloning. The report discusses the current regulatory regime and the scope for future legislation, including the issue of informed consent and the creation of stem cell banks. Overall, the Committee finds that there is a strong scientific and medical case for continued research on human embryonic stem cells in order to realise the full therapeutic potential of stem cell research. Adult stems cell research holds the promise of future therapies which might make further research on embryonic cells unnecessary, although this is unlikely in the foreseeable future. In the meantime, to ensure maximum medical benefit, it is necessary to keep both routes to therapy open since neither alone is likely to meet all therapeutic needs. The role of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is crucial to the effective regulation of research and maintenance of public confidence.

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

View: 754

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.

The Jewish Quarterly

The Year of Living Biblically . One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as
Literally as possible by A. 1. Jacobs . ( New York : Simon & Schuster , 2007 ) .
Current Affairs , Sociology and Philosophy From IVF to Immortality . Controversy
in the ...




ISBN: STANFORD:36105213166619

Category: Arts


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Law and Ethics of A I D and Embryo Transfer

The Catholic tradition has unhesitatingly endowed the fertilized egg with an
everlasting soul , thus equating the material constitution of a new genome with all
the prerequisites for immortality . Nowadays , the assumption implicit in the ...


Author: Ciba Foundation


ISBN: STANFORD:36105044326242

Category: Artificial insemination, Human

Page: 110

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Held December 1, 1972 ; sponsored by the Ciba Foundation.

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


ISBN: OXFORD:590649366



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