Medically Assisted Procreation

Paradiso Surrogacy case: ECHR overturns its prior decision

The European Court of human Rights (ECHR) has reversed its decision given in the first instance which condemned Italy in the Paradiso Campanelli case in which the couple had recourse to surrogacy, an unlawful practice in Italy. Unlike France who adopted the successive...

Bioethical Warning: three-parent baby born in Ukraine

In Kiev, Ukraine, another baby has been born after in-vitro fertilization via the highly controversial “3-parent IVF” technique. This technique creates an embryo from a spermatozoid and two egg cells, from 2 different women. By “pronuclear transfer” the nucleus...

French Surrogacy Case involving several convictions

On Thursday November 18, the Paris criminal court heard a surrogacy case, a practice that is illegal in France. The sponsoring couple for the child as well as the surrogate mother received a 3 months suspended prison sentence and a fine 4000€. The doctor who performed...

France: the Defender of Rights in favor of Surrogacy

On November 17, 2016 the French Defender of Rights, Jacques Toubon made a statement « for France to recognize filiation for the intended parent” meaning to give official recognition as “parent” to individuals who used surrogacy abroad to have a child. Jacques Toubon...

CRISPR-Cas9: Clinical Trial to Combat Sickle Cell Disease?

The gene responsible for sickle cell could be « repaired » by using the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool. This was announced in a study published in the magazine Nature by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine. Sickle cell is a widespread genetic disease...