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Last week's news about the "world's first embryo bank" brought much-needed attention to the accelerating marketization of baby-making. It's worth considering as well the production end of the business.
Sex selection is a problem. But a national security threat?
Feminist scholar and activist Betsy Hartmann has long cautioned that fears of "over-population" are being used to introduce coercive family planning practices. She is now flagging a new worrisome trend: conservatives who are pushing the view that sex selection in South Asia, which is causing what they term a "surplus" of unmarried young men, constitutes a threat to global and national security.
At What Point Does IVF Become Human Experimentation?
After undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF), this unidentified Spanish woman has become the oldest woman to give birth, surpassing Adriana Iliescu who also underwent IVF and gave birth in 2005 at the age of 66. Is this an appropriate use of reproductive technologies?
CGS's Hayes on Fukuyama and Furger
Richard Hayes of the Center for Genetics and Society reviews a proposal for the oversight of human genetic and reproductive technologies from Francis Fukuyama and Franco Furger.
Not So Strange Bedfellows
Would Milton Friedman be a transhumanist?
Cloned Meat: the hidden agendas
Who is pushing to legalize cloned meat? Follow the money -- and there are strong connections to human genetic engineering.