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UK Doctors Demand Overhauling of Fertility Regulatory Authority

... Fertility Society, representing the doctors, said hfea had lost the trust of the clinics it regulates fol...s in January on the eve of BBCs Panorama. The hfea has had a year-long argument with Taranissi about ...rther evidence of the complete incompetence of the hfea and the need for the workings of this organisation...

BMA Urges Against Merging Fertility and Transplantation Regulatory Bodies

... Although the hfea and the HTA have similarities, there are vast differences in the areas they cover. The complex and sensitive issues that surround reproduction and em...

Women Will Be Paid to Donate Eggs for Science

... amputation and even death. There were also warnings last night that poor women could be tempted or coerced into taking part for the money. 'The hfea could be unwittingly opening the door to barter or sale of eggs, including women in Britain as well as abroad, even though it is saying that women doi...

More is not Merry! Proposal to Ration Embryo to Women having IVF

...h is the single biggest risk to the health and welfare of a child born by IVF.Women should ideally be having healthy babies, one at a time.' The hfea is still incubating on the proposals, though there is ample hint that the recommendations will see the light of day. Peter Bowen-Simpkins of the Royal...

IVF Twins May Soon be a Thing of the Past

...nsplanting should the first attempt at pregnancy meets with failure. Private IVF clinics are also expected to come under this proposal because the hfea licenses all clinics, not just those on the National Health Service. It has been estimated that about 30,000 couples have IVF each year. This grou...

Shortage of donors at sperm bank clinics

...The data for 2005 will be released later this year. A spokesman for the hfea said: "There had been a steady downward trend in donors since the late 1990s long before changes to the anonymity law were discussed. The hfea highlighted the problem in June and urged clinics to do more to recruit don...

IVF Price To Be Reduced If Women Opt For Egg Sharing Scheme

...er by offering discount in IVF if women give their eggs to researchers. The hfea on Wednesday granted the license, which is stated to be the first of its ki...vor of anything the IVF industry asks for.” It was explained that the hfea said it had a legal duty to consider any application it receives. Professor...

HFEA Issues Warning On Risks Of Multiple Births With IVF

...ets. According to statistics released by the hfea on the 2nd June shows that 23.6% of IVF births have resulted in either twins or triplets. The hfea is also publishing a booklet, the Guide to Inferti...hich could sometimes be very misleading. The hfea are largely concerned about the chances of the peo...

Women With Breast Cancer Can Now USE IVF To Spare Their Daughters

... it. The Times had in 2004 disclosed that Mr Serhal had won the first hfea licence to screen embryos for a form of bowel tumour that affects 90% of th...en for the eye cancer retinoblastoma. He said that it would be hard for the hfea to justify refusing permission to screen for the BRCA and HNPCC genes, give...

First time mothers are older now

...wes, East Sussex, became Britain's oldest mother at the age of 63. She underwent IVF treatment from an Italian fertility doctor Severino Antinori. The hfea shows that there is an increase both in the number of women seeking IVF and the number of babies born after IVF. In 2002, over 7,700 women aged...
HFEA in Biological News

UK sperm donor crisis

...ertainties about the eventual release of identifiable information could be clarified and fears allayed. "As yet there is no published policy from the hfea regarding the plans for information release. Although it is effectively 18 years from now, current donors ought to have at least some idea of how that...

Human embryonic stem cells have the potential to develop into eggs and sperm in the laboratory

...to see if the same applied to human embryonic stem cells (HESCs). "We derived six embryonic stem cell lines from embryos donated for research under hfea regulations by couples undergoing IVF treatment. In addition, we utilised cell lines from the University of Wisconsin. "The human embryonic stem ce...
HFEA in Biological Dictionary

Embryo

...ying and teaching human development. Watch Embryo videos from all over the internet ... How the Body Works: From Embryo to Fetus-Part Two ... hfea approve human/animal embryo creation for research ... human embryo research and experimentation: all sides to the debate ... Thus, an embryo ...
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