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The controversial in-vitro procedure is considered a breakthrough.
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TORONTO — Ontario will spend $50 million a year to expanding coverage of in vitro fertilization to help about 4,000 would-be parents grow their families. Health Minister Eric Hoskins says anyone with...
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Quebec is proposing changes to its in vitro fertilization legislation that could allow women over 42 to have access to the program.
Given predictable increases in population and demand, for meat production to take place responsibly in the future, we will have to significantly diversify our eating habits, and with them, our production habits. In vitro meat is one alternative. We don't know enough about it yet. But we know we can make it. It is possible.
When I finally got married at 37, I was worried that I wouldn't be able to get pregnant. But it happened in a flash on our honeymoon and we had a son. I was one of my only friends who openly wanted a second child. So began the trying; a summer of love. Which then turned into a fall of resentment. Now my sister and I are in the waiting cubicle of an IVF suite in downtown Toronto.
There has been a veritable flood of articles in Canadian media recently about the practice of California IVF: Davis Fertility Center Inc. creating embryos to sell to clients to be used in IVF.
Based on my conversations with fertility lawyers and clinicians, the ethical concern and associated uproar isn't about the sale of embryos per se, but about clinicians creating embryos at their discretion without any particular parents in mind, using the characteristics that the clinicians determine are most likely in demand. This is what is so upsetting to so many.
I think we have a gut reaction when we hear about cultured meat. I have it too, and it's not positive. That's undeniable. As someone who's interested in the technology, it's important to acknowledge that it doesn't sound that appetizing! But that doesn't mean we should reject it out of hand.