Controversial fertility treatment requiring three genetic parents given…

A number of years ago we reported on how a "three-person IVF" procedure could be used to stop serious conditions from being passed from mother to child. The prospect caused serious concern among many scientists and ethicists. But now the BBC is reporting that a bioethics council is green-lighting the treatment. » 6/12/12 1:44pm 6/12/12 1:44pm

More than 55 out of every 100 Mississippi voters agree: fertilized eggs…

Yesterday afternoon, voters in Mississippi took to the polls to vote on Initiative 26 — aka "the Personhood amendment." The ballot measure proposed to amend the state's constitution to redefine "person" to mean "every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the equivalent thereof." If approved, the… » 11/09/11 6:30am 11/09/11 6:30am