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Author Index - Jacky Engel

Jacky Engel has an MA in Medical Law and Ethics and is CMF's ethics research and publications assistant.

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CMF juniors' experiences of MTAS (CMF news - autumn 2007)

We contacted about 800 members of CMF who from their dates of graduation might have been involved in the Medical Training Application Service process this year and invited them to take part in a questionnaire survey about their experiences, using our newly developed online facility. 101 of the 134 respondents...

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News Review (nucleus - spring 2007)

Government proposals to ban hybrids challenged Hybrid embryos are to come under scrutiny again after the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) launched a public consultation to ask whether they should license research using human-animal hybrid embryos. This current consultation follows an array of recent government and media discussion on the issue....

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Meeting Dr Right (triple helix - autumn 2006)

What do you think to speed and online dating? Join the debate on the online CMF Juniors Forum at www.cmf.org.uk/forum 'Most of us continue to survive because we're convinced that somewhere along the line, with grit and determination and perseverance, we will end up in some magical union with somebody....

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When is an embryo? (nucleus - summer 2006)

The use of embryos within modern medical research and treatment has created a flurry of ethical discussion. There was a time when the intricacies of embryonic development were unknown to us. Pregnancy and childbirth were firmly within the 'mysteries' of nature and any discussion about beginning and ending early life...

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News Review (nucleus - spring 2006)

GP travels to Switzerland to die A retired GP from Bath, Dr Anne Turner, travelled to Switzerland in January to end her life at the controversial Dignitas clinic in Zurich. She suffered from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), a degenerative condition caused by lesions in the area of the brain that...

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News Review (nucleus - winter 2006)

Stem cell controversy Professor Woo Suk Hwang, who became famous in 2004 for creating the first cloned human embryo stem cell lines, has resigned from all his public roles -including the Chair of the World Stem Cell Hub -amidst allegations over the ethics and accuracy of his research. The story...

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News Review (nucleus - autumn 2005)

Joffe bill set to return 75 members of the House of Lords spoke during a nine hour debate on the Select Committee’s report on Lord Joffe’s Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill on 10 October. The report, released in April this year, was the result of nine months of deliberations...

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The Christian conscience in modern medicine (nucleus - autumn 2005)

Conscientious objection arises within medicine when a doctor's conscience runs counter to a legal and socially accepted medical practice. This usually relates to 'controversial' practices, such as abortion, euthanasia, the morning after pill and certain contraceptives. It is expressed predominantly (though not exclusively) by those with religious convictions. For the...

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Eugenics - Same Old Story? (nucleus - winter 2005)

On 29 September this year the People Against Eugenics (PAE) gathered outside the Royal Society (RS),[1] a respected scientific academy in central London, to oppose a conference on its premises.[2] PAE declared that, ‘This conference is part of a deliberate strategy to advance a eugenic agenda.’ The RS was quick to...

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cmf file 28 (2005) - saviour siblings ()

In 1990, Winston and Handyside reported the first successful preg-nancies where the genetic status of the embryo had been ascertained before it was transferred to the mother's uterus.[1] The family had an X-linked mental disorder and 50% of male children would be affected. Doctors therefore placed only female embryos in...

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