Category Archives: Human Embryos

Capitol Hill newspaper reports FBI seeking Senate documents, “signaling possible probe into sale of fetal tissue”

By Dave Andrusko The Hill newspaper reported this afternoon that in recent days the FBI has requested “unredacted documents” obtained from abortion providers by the Senate Judiciary Committee, “signaling agents may be investigating whether Planned Parenthood and

Human genetic engineering breakthrough raises ethical concerns

Shoukhrat Mitalipov is the first U.S.-based scientist known to have edited the DNA of human embryos. OHSU/KRISTYNA WENTZ-GRAFF

By Paul Stark Scientists in Oregon have successfully genetically modified human embryos, according to research published earlier this month. The researchers used a gene editing technique called CRISPR to repair a disease-causing mutation. “In altering the DNA code

Louisiana Judge tosses out suit to implant frozen embryos, cites lack of legal jurisdiction

By Dave Andrusko When actress Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb were a couple in 2013, they used IVF to create two embryos who were frozen. “The couple at the time signed a contract at the ART Reproductive

Turning Children into Jewelry?

Embryo adoption is a far better option By Eric Metaxas with Anne Morse Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at Breakpoint. A hundred years ago, ladies often clipped hair from a deceased relative

Turning “surplus” embryos into jewelry is “sacred art”

By Dave Andrusko A friend passed this news story along to me this morning and even though it takes an awfully lot to surprise me, this left me gaping. There is a company in Australia that is

Select Congressional Panel Releases Report on Planned Parenthood and Fetal Tissue, Part One

Deborah Nucatola, senior director for medical services for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. Beginning today, we are running a three-part series that offers a thorough overview of what the special Select Investigative Panel of the Energy and

Scientists proposing eliminating 14-day limit for experimenting on human embryos

By David Prentice, PhD Editor’s note. The following ran May 11, 2016 and was, indeed prophetic. Just as Prof. Prentice predicted, there are loud calls to “scrap” the self-imposed “limit” on the age allowed for experiments on

What is the Unborn? A Case for Biological Humanity from Fertilization

By Clinton Wilcox Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through September 6. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the

Growing Human Embryos Outside the Womb: New Record, Old Questions

By David Prentice, Ph.D. Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through September 6. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” —

Human embryos: Property or persons?

By Paul Stark On November 18 a judge ruled that a San Francisco woman’s frozen embryos must be “thawed and discarded” against her wishes. The woman sought to gestate and raise the embryos, but her ex-husband, with

Flouting the law barring embryo research: Supreme Court declines case to clarify law on human experiments

By David Prentice and Samuel B. Casey Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider the question of whether federal taxpayer dollars can be used lawfully to destroy human embryos in order to harvest their stem