From IVF to Immortality

This book provides a clear, simple account of techniques involved in assisted reproduction and embryo research.

From IVF to Immortality

Author: Ruth Deech

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Page: 233

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This book provides a clear, simple account of techniques involved in assisted reproduction and embryo research. It thoughtfully and provocatively explores controversies raised by developments in reproductive technology since the first IVF baby in 1978, such as 'saviour siblings', designer babies, reproductive cloning and embryo research.

From IVF to Immortality

This text provides a clear, simple account of techniques involved in assisted reproduction and embryo research.

From IVF to Immortality

Author: Ruth Deech

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780191713002

Page: 233

View: 651

This text provides a clear, simple account of techniques involved in assisted reproduction and embryo research. It explores controversies raised by developments in reproductive technology since the first IVF baby in 1978, such as 'saviour siblings', designer babies, reproductive cloning and embryo research.

Merchants of Immortality

"The Americans removing themselves from IVF was kind of good for us," Alan Trounson, the Australian IVF expert, told the National Academy forum on cloning, ...

Merchants of Immortality

Author: Stephen S. Hall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618095241

Page: 439

View: 429

A look into the mysteries of life extension profiles people working to make humans live longer and better, traces the history of the science of aging, and explains how recent discoveries could change our lives.

Regulating Assisted Reproductive Technologies

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Regulating Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Author: Amel Alghrani

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107160561

Page: 302

View: 979

Examines emerging assisted reproductive technologies that will revolutionise the future of human reproduction and their regulation.

The Ethics of Cryonics

In this sense, some hope that cryopreservation will allow people to continue living indefinitely. This book discusses the moral concerns of cryonics, both as a medical procedure and as an intermediate step toward life extension.

The Ethics of Cryonics

Author: Francesca Minerva

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319785990

Page: 135

View: 264

Cryonics—also known as cryopreservation or cryosuspension—is the preservation of legally dead individuals at ultra-low temperatures. Those who undergo this procedure hope that future technology will not only succeed in reviving them, but also cure them of the condition that led to their demise. In this sense, some hope that cryopreservation will allow people to continue living indefinitely. This book discusses the moral concerns of cryonics, both as a medical procedure and as an intermediate step toward life extension. In particular, Minerva analyses the moral issues surrounding cryonics-related techniques (including the hypothetical cryosuspension of fetuses as an alternative to abortion) by focusing on how they might impact the individuals who undergo cryosuspension, as well as society at large.

Becoming Immortal

I imagine that such a lobby will emerge rapidly once the first immortal mammals are ... such in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics, is any indication, ...

Becoming Immortal

Author: Stanley Shostak

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791488411

Page: 322

View: 984

Explores how new organs might be engineered via cloning and reproductive technology to achieve human immortality.

Twins

Ruth Deech and Anna Smajdor, From IVF to Immortality: Controversy in the Era of Reproductive Technology (Oxford, 2007), p. 21.

Twins

Author: William Viney

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1789144094

Page: 248

View: 452

Human twins have many meanings and different histories. They have been seen as gods and monsters, signs of danger, death, and sexual deviance. They are taken as objects of wonder and violent repression, the subjects of scientific experiment. Now millions are born through fertility technologies. Their history is often buried in philosophies and medical theories, religious and scientific practices, and countless stories of devotion and tragedy. In this history of superstitions and marvels, fantasies and experiments, William Viney—himself a twin—shows how the use and abuse of twins has helped to shape the world in which we live. This book has been written not just for twins, but for anyone interested in their historical, global, and political impact.

Immortality of the Gods

Legends, Mysteries, and the Alien Connection to Eternal Life Nick Redfern ... The Mayo Clinic says of the IVF process: “In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a ...

Immortality of the Gods

Author: Nick Redfern

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1632659263

Page: 224

View: 112

The author of Bloodline of the Gods explores the theory that ancient aliens shared the secrets of immortality with Old Testament figures. While scientists debate the theoretical possibility of immortality, it may have already been achieved in the distant past. History is filled with accounts of fantastic beings, powerful gods, and half-human/half-alien entities that had extraordinarily long lifespans. Today, these stories are dismissed as mere folklore and mythology. But what if the accounts are all too real? In Immortality of the Gods, Nick Redfern considers the possibility that ancient aliens uncovered the secret to stopping the aging process. Examining the legends of the Anunnaki, Redfern investigates how these ancient deities may have achieved everlasting life, and why they might have shared their secrets with Noah, Methuselah, and other biblical figures. Redfern goes on to explore the saga of Gilgamesh, a long-lived part-human, part-extraterrestrial Sumerian ruler obsessed with immortality. Also in this volume, Redfern studies the claim that an undisclosed motivation for the 2003 invasion of Iraq was to uncover the millennia-old secrets of white powder gold, a manna-like substance that supposedly rejuvenates cells and tissue.

Family Law

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Family Law

Author: Frances Burton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317906403

Page: 526

View: 215

Family Law provides a comprehensive foundation in the key topics covered by courses. It explains the basic principles of the law and practice in their social, economic and historic context, enabling the reader to understand the doctrinal and practical impact of current radical changes in family law in response to cultural and other influences. This second edition has been fully updated in the light of on-going changes to the family justice system including: the modernisation of family justice including the new Family Court Atypical formation of the contemporary family: genetic, adoptive, social or through HAR the proposed administrative extra-judicial divorce process financial orders on married and unmarried family relationship breakdown enhanced parental responsibility, ‘Parental Agreements’ and ‘Child Arrangement Orders’ the treatment of post separation parenting (and the new DWP child support system) reforms to public child law, including changes to adoption same-sex marriage and the impact on traditional marriage and cohabitation Visit the companion website for practice questions, updates to the law and podcasts by the author at http://www.routledge.com/cw/burton-9780415583640

Juridification in Bioethics

135 Ruth Deech and Anna Smajdor, From IVF to Immortality: Controversy in the Era of Reproductive Technology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007, at 5.

Juridification in Bioethics

Author: Calvin Wai-Loon Ho

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1911299646

Page: 504

View: 299

What is 'legal' about bioethics? What are the ideas and artefacts that bioethics encompasses, and how are they related to law? What is the role of law in bioethics? In this work, Calvin Ho attempts to address these questions in the context of the governance of human pluripotent stem cell research. In essence, he argues that the hybridization of law, through processes, devices and techniques of juridification, has helped to constitute bioethics as a public sphere and an emergent civic epistemology. Drawing on his multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork and on Actor-Network-Theory, Ho explains how the law has, through bioethics, contributed to the scientific and public understanding of human pluripotent stem cell research and its artefacts, particularly the embryo and human-animal combinations. Although the focus of his work is on bioethical developments in Singapore over a period of more than 15 years, parallel developments in key jurisdictions (especially the United States of America and the United Kingdom) and in international science policy are also evaluated. It is through appreciating how it has progressed that bioethics will be better able to engage with future challenges presented by advances in human embryo research and gene editing techniques, among others.

Biological Relatives

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Biological Relatives

Author: Sarah Franklin

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822378256

Page: 376

View: 667

Thirty-five years after its initial success as a form of technologically assisted human reproduction, and five million miracle babies later, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has become a routine procedure worldwide. In Biological Relatives, Sarah Franklin explores how the normalization of IVF has changed how both technology and biology are understood. Drawing on anthropology, feminist theory, and science studies, Franklin charts the evolution of IVF from an experimental research technique into a global technological platform used for a wide variety of applications, including genetic diagnosis, livestock breeding, cloning, and stem cell research. She contends that despite its ubiquity, IVF remains a highly paradoxical technology that confirms the relative and contingent nature of biology while creating new biological relatives. Using IVF as a lens, Franklin presents a bold and lucid thesis linking technologies of gender and sex to reproductive biomedicine, contemporary bioinnovation, and the future of kinship.

Clinical Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology

From IVF to Immortality: Controversy in the Era of Reproductive Technology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 83. Yap JK, Davies M. 2007.

Clinical Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Author: Mira Lal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191066443

Page: 352

View: 888

The interplay between mind and body is a rapidly developing area of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, growing in prominence as many areas of medicine recognise the importance of understanding the physical, mental, and social aspects of complex conditions. Clinical Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology: A Patient-Centred Biopsychosocial Approach is the fundamental work facilitating the management of women's disease conditions resulting from psychosomatic or mind-body interactions routinely encountered by clinicians. Authored by a world-renowned group of contributors who have led a transformative approach to the way services to women are approached, Clinical Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology comprehensively addresses the biological, psychological, social and cultural factors leading to disease manifestations. Including methods for prevention, detection and treatment, the text is supported by thirty case studies taken from real-life situations to support learning and guide clinical practice. Detailed chapters expound the scientific basis of the clinical psychosomatic concept, prevention of morbidity and mortality from cancer or obesity, pregnancy and childbirth, maternal dysphoria and child neurodevelopment, pain perception, infertility, premenstrual disorders, psycho-oncology, malignancy and sexual health, illnesses in migrants and refugees, alongside, pertinent cultural issues. This title is a highly topical and much needed guide to addressing clinical conditions that compromise women's health, including that of teenagers, as well as their mental and social well-being.

Bioscience Governance and Politics

Deech, R. (2008) 30 years: from IVF to stem cells, Nature, vol. 454, no. 7202, pp. 280–281. Deech, R. and Smajdor, A. (2007) From IVF to Immortality: ...

Bioscience  Governance and Politics

Author: J. Gillott

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137374993

Page: 203

View: 271

Through case studies, theoretical research and interviews with leading players in science and governance, this book introduces a new understanding of change in governance of bioscience research. In particular it examines change as it is shaped by approaches developed by Science and Technology Studies and Sociology of Scientific Knowledge theorists.

From Anesthesia to X Rays Innovations and Discoveries That Changed Medicine Forever

Deech, Ruth, and Smajdor, Anna, From IVF to Immortality: Controversy in the Era of Reproductive Technology, Oxford: Oxford University Press: 2007.

From Anesthesia to X Rays  Innovations and Discoveries That Changed Medicine Forever

Author: Christiane Nockels Fabbri Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610695747

Page: 246

View: 960

Easy to read and to use, this A-to-Z mini-encyclopedia covers the most important medical innovations of the last 200 years. • Features 50 interesting A-to-Z reference entries on medical innovations • Covers biographies of important medical innovators, descriptions of the first use of an innovation, and descriptions of other innovations that were less successful • Provides an introductory essay explaining how the list was chosen and discussing the importance of innovation in the medical field • Includes a chronology of major milestones in medical innovation • Utilizes a ready-reference format that makes finding information about particular innovations easy

The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History

Robert Winston, The IVF Revolution: Definitive Guide to Assisted ... Ruth Deech and Anna Smajdor, From IVF to Immortality: Controversy in the Era of ...

The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History

Author: Gayle Davis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137520809

Page: 663

View: 360

This ground-breaking, interdisciplinary volume provides an overdue assessment of how infertility has been understood, treated and experienced in different times and places. It brings together scholars from disciplines including history, literature, psychology, philosophy, and the social sciences to create the first large-scale review of recent research on the history of infertility. Through exploring an unparalleled range of chronological periods and geographical regions, it develops historical perspectives on an apparently transhistorical experience. It shows how experiences of infertility, access to treatment, and medical perspectives on this ‘condition’ have been mediated by social, political, and cultural discourses. The handbook reflects on and interrogates different approaches to the history of infertility, including the potential of cross-disciplinary perspectives and the uses of different kinds of historical source material, and includes lists of research resources to aid teachers and researchers. It is an essential ‘go-to’ point for anyone interested in infertility and its history. Chapter 19 is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com.

Saviour Siblings and the Regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technology

... of an embryo before it is implanted during an in vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycle. ... From IVF to Immortality: Controversy in the Era of Reproductive ...

Saviour Siblings and the Regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technology

Author: Malcolm K. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317059352

Page: 240

View: 314

Advances in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) have been revolutionary. This book focuses on the use of ARTs in the context of families who seek to conceive a matching sibling donor as a source of tissue to treat an existing sick child. Such children have been referred to as 'saviour siblings'. Considering the legal and regulatory frameworks that impact on the accessibility of this technology in Australia and the UK, the work analyses the ethical and moral issues that arise from the use of the technology for this specific purpose. The author claims the only justification for limiting a family's reproductive liberty in this context is where the exercise of reproductive decision-making results in harm to others. It is argued that the harm principle is the underlying feature of legislative action in Western democratic society, and as such, this principle provides the grounds upon which a strong and persuasive argument is made for a less-restrictive regulatory approach in the context of 'saviour siblings'. The book will be of great relevance and interest to academics, researchers, practitioners and policy makers in the fields of law, ethics, philosophy, science and medicine.

The Health Studies Companion

Deech, R. and Smajdor, A. (2007) From IVF to Immortality: Controversy in the Era of Reproductive Technology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

The Health Studies Companion

Author: Sophie Smailes

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230345522

Page: 424

View: 118

A comprehensive introduction that provides essential information and advice on study skills, research and careers for students of Health Studies. Ideal pre-course reading, it covers the core components of the course, reflective activities and stacks of useful resources to makes readers explore further and reflect on their learning.

Bioethics

Deech, R. and Smajdor, A. (2007) From IVF to Immortality: Controversy in the Era of Reproductive Technology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bioethics

Author: Marianne Talbot

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107377528

Page:

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Providing readers with the confidence needed to debate key issues in bioethics, this introductory text clearly explains bioethical theories and their philosophical foundations. Over 250 activities introduce topics for personal reflection, and discussion points encourage students to think for themselves and build their own arguments. Highlighting the potential pitfalls for those new to bioethics, each chapter features boxes providing factual information and outlining the philosophical background, along with detailed case studies that offer an insight into real-life examples of bioethical problems. Within-chapter essay questions and quizzes, along with end-of-chapter review questions, allow students to check their understanding and to broaden their thinking about the topics discussed. The accompanying podcasts by the author (two of whose podcasts on iTunesUTM have attracted over 3 million downloads) explain points that might be difficult for beginners. These, along with a range of extra resources for students and instructors, are available at www.cambridge.org/bioethics.

Reprogen Ethics and the Future of Gender

In 2007, she co-authored (with Baroness Ruth Deech) 'From IVF to Immortality' a book exploring legal and ethical controversies in reproductive technology ...

Reprogen Ethics and the Future of Gender

Author: Frida Simonstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048124751

Page: 224

View: 285

'Reprogen-Ethics and the Future of Gender' brings together three tightly related topics, which have so far been dealt separately in bioethics: assisted reproduction, enhancing and gender. Part one in this book targets present policies and legislature of assisted reproduction. Part two focuses on current views of the ethics of PGD and enhancing. Part three tackles the future of gender. Part four deals with artificial wombs and ectogenesis. The aim of this book is to provide a joint perspective in order to get the big picture. Contributors include Matti Häyry, Tuija Takala, Søren Holm, David Heyd, Daniel Callahan, Harriet Bradley, Ekaterina Balabanova and others. Some chapters in this book will significantly contribute to the current discussion of the topics at stake; other chapters will start a discussion on issues that have not yet been discussed. 'Reprogen-Ethics and the Future of Gender' will certainly appeal to readers who are interested in any of the intersecting topics of assisted reproduction, genetic enhancing and gender; bioethicists, sociologists, genetic counsellors, gynaecologists, legislators, and students of the relevant disciplines.

The Law and the Dead

The legal framework: Contracts, consent and statute Both IVF and assisted ... R Deech and A Smajdor, From IVF to Immortality: Controversy in the Era of ...

The Law and the Dead

Author: Heather Conway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317964349

Page: 298

View: 191

The fate of the dead is a compelling and emotive subject, which also raises increasingly complex legal questions. This book focuses on the substantive laws around disposal of the recently deceased and associated issues around their post-mortem fate. It looks primarily at the laws in England and Wales but also offers a comparative approach, drawing heavily on material from other common law jurisdictions including Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. The book provides an in-depth, contextual and comparative analysis of the substantive laws and policy issues around corpse disposal, exhumation and the posthumous treatment of the dead, including commemoration. Topics covered include: the legal frameworks around burial, cremation and other disposal methods; the hierarchy of persons who have a legal duty to dispose of the dead and who are entitled to possession of the deceased’s remains; offences against the dead; family burial disputes, and the legal status of burial instructions; the posthumous use of donated bodily material; and the rules around disinterment, and creating an appropriate memorial. A key theme of the book will be to look at the manner in which conflicts involving the dead are becoming increasingly common in secular, multi-cultural societies where the traditional nuclear family model is no longer the norm, and how such legal contests are resolved by courts. As the first comprehensive survey of the laws in this area for decades, this book will be of use to academics, lawyers and judges adjudicating on issues around the fate of the dead, as well as the death industry and funeral service providers.