Resources on Reproductive Technology

“Is it a boy or a girl?” How often have we asked that question after the arrival of a newborn or after receiving the result of a sonogram? What does it reveal about us as humans that many of us... Continue...

Several months ago a team of Chinese scientists sparked a worldwide ethical debate after reporting their experiments using germline editing on the genomes of human embryos. Here is what you should know about what has been called “genetics new battleground.”... Continue...

“Freeze your eggs, free your career.” That was the eye catching title on the front page of a recent Bloomberg Businessweek magazine. The subtitle read, “A new fertility procedure gives women more choices in the quest to have it all.”... Continue...

Some of you may have seen the 1997 movie ‘Gattaca’, which portrays a futuristic society where children can be ‘tailored’ to their parents’ specifications. The height (want a basketballer?), eye colour (just like dad?), or whatever other characteristics will help... Continue...

“There’s no more nature.” So one character tells another in Samuel Beckett’s absurdist 1957 play Endgame. Theatre of the Absurd, including Endgame, portrays the human condition absent any purpose, rationality or meaning - a picture, essentially, of life after the death of God. The... Continue...

The Hobby Lobby case has brought to the fore the current state of confusion regarding how contraceptives work. One of the problems is lack of clarity on the question of whether some—or any—contraceptives can cause an abortion. Why is there... Continue...

For the first time, scientists have cloned cells from two adults to create human embryos. This technical breakthrough follows similar research last year, which created cloned embryos from infant and fetal cells. Here is what every Christian should know about human cloning: ... Continue...

Coming soon to America: Babies who have one genetic father, two genetic mothers, and dozens of discarded siblings. Last month a government advisory committee began debating the merits of approving a new technique – already sanctioned in the U.K. – that... Continue...

Delivery Man, a film starring Vince Vaughn that was released last fall, tells the story of an anonymous sperm donor who had “fathered” over 500 children. The premise of the movie is that the anonymous donor’s children are suing to... Continue...