May 23, 1999 |
A presidentially appointed ethics panel has decided to recommend that the federal government begin funding some research on human embryos, saying the moral cost of destroying embryos in research is outweighed by the social good that could come from the work.
June 10, 1995 |
When the news that some of the world's finest fertility experts may have misused the embryos of their patients hit the papers, the Mission Viejo woman had one goal: to get her "babies." "I read all of that," said the 33-year-old, who has five embryos frozen at the Saddleback Center for Reproductive Health. "Of course, my babies were my main concern." As allegations mount that doctors Ricardo H. Asch, Jose P.
December 6, 1997 |
More than 1,000 frozen embryos belonging to hundreds of people who went to UC Irvine's now-closed fertility clinic are languishing unclaimed at a Century City sperm bank, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in Orange County Superior Court. "We did them a favor two years ago, and now we're suing the people we wanted to help out," said Dr. Cappy Rothman, director of California Cryobank Inc., the largest sperm bank in the world. "We've gone from good Samaritan to adversary."
February 9, 2005 |
Ian Wilmut, who led the team that cloned Dolly the sheep in 1996, has been granted a license to clone human embryos and extract stem cells from them to study how nerve cells go awry in illnesses such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The experiments do not involve creating cloned babies, but the granting of the license Tuesday nonetheless stirred controversy.
September 28, 1994 |
A federal advisory panel endorsed the controversial new scientific field of human embryo research Tuesday, saying it holds significant promise for medical advances, but proposed a strict framework for its conduct. The research has generated growing ethical concerns because it deals with creating and manipulating human life.
June 12, 2004 |
Scientists in China have discovered a 121-million-year-old fossil containing an embryo of a flying reptile that lived alongside the dinosaurs. It is the only known fossil of an embryo of a pterosaur, a winged lizard that evolved powered flight, the team reported in this week's issue of the journal Nature. "Dinosaur embryos have been discovered all over the world, but so far no pterosaur embryos have been reported," the scientists said.
September 14, 1990 |
The Tennessee Court of Appeals on Thursday granted joint custody of seven frozen embryos to a divorced couple, overturning a landmark ruling that had granted custody to the ex-wife. Charles Clifford, attorney for the ex-husband, fell to his knees at the courthouse on seeing the opinion and said: "All right, thank you. Justice is done."
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December 22, 1996
Julie L. Garber, 28, who preserved her embryos to produce future children after she learned she was dying of leukemia. Brought up in the Peralta Hills area of Orange County, Garber was educated at San Diego State University and went into real estate with her mother, Jean, in Garber Prop. Inc. She became the subject of various feature articles because of her valiant struggle with the rare blood cancer known as acute lymphoblastic leukemia. After she was blinded by radiation and chemotherapy treatments and was no longer able to walk, Garber studied at the Braille Institute and had regular workouts at a gym. Also active in Toastmasters, Garber gave inspirational speeches about overcoming handicaps.
August 21, 1996
A bill requiring the written approval of donors before embryos and other human reproductive materials can be harvested and transferred to other patients sailed through the state Senate on Tuesday.
June 25, 1999 |
The British government rejected expert advice Thursday and banned the cloning of human embryos for any kind of medical research, saying more time is needed to consider the implications. The decision, announced in Parliament after months of deliberations, came as a surprise. The move means that embryos may no longer be cloned for infertility and congenital disease research.