Human gene editing: from evolution to revolution? Why we need fertility and wider law reform part IV

On Thursday 3 September 2020, The International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing published its long awaited report. It was tasked with addressing the scientific considerations of human gene editing. It sets out a framework for scientists, clinicians, and regulatory authorities and states to consider when assessing potential clinical applications of human heritable genome editing (‘HHGE’).
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Ovarian rejuvenation: another option for a successful pregnancy?

An experimental technique known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has recently attracted headlines as a potential fertility treatment to delay or even overcome the menopause and help women get pregnant. This follows results of a small pilot study conducted at the Genesis Athens Fertility Clinic in Greece from 2017 to 2019. However, large scale trials are required to gain more understanding about this technique.
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The global legal identity gap

In recent years legal identity has become an important and evolving issue in international policy circles. A legal identity helps ensure a child has access to justice and legal protections. However, legal identity is not defined in international law and this coupled with conflicting and discriminatory laws around the world, poverty and civil disruption results in a global legal identity gap. As such, there is growing understanding that more needs to be done and that legal identity extends beyond existing frameworks based on biology, legal parentage and ties with family and private life.
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