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French Gamete Donations No Longer Anonymous; Unresolved Issues for ART with Third Party Donors

French Gamete Donations No Longer Anonymous; Unresolved Issues for ART with Third Party Donors

On September 1, 2022, the 2021 French Bioethics law comes into force, meaning that gamete donations will no longer be anonymous. Children born of assisted procreation (IVF or insemination) with a third-party donor, will be able, when they reach age 18, to request the removal of anonymity of the donor, man or women, who gave his gamete and who is at the origin of their life. 

AI: Does Google’s LaMDA Robot Have Consciousness?

AI: Does Google’s LaMDA Robot Have Consciousness?

The new “LaMDA” (Language Model for Dialogue Applications) is not just an ordinary robot with AI. Developed by Google, it is a robot intended to converse with humans, a “chatbot” (contraction of “to chat”, and “bot” for “robot”). Blake Lemoine, an American engineer at the company, claims that it is conscious.

Abortion: US Supreme Court Overturns Roe vs. Wade

Abortion: US Supreme Court Overturns Roe vs. Wade

On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the case law decision of Roe vs. Wade which established constitutional federal protection for what has come to be called the "right to abortion." The legal impact of this reversal means returning to the legal status...