Monthly Archives: January 2011

Nature-nurture and intelligence

There is an ongoing public discussion on the BBC News web pages concerning intelligence and abilities.  Writer David Shenk presents an opinion piece which argues that, amongst others things, intelligence is not innate but is “… determined by the lives we lead.” Is there … Continue reading

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Ethical dilemma raised by egg donation

A mother has had her eggs frozen for future use by her daughter.  Her daughter, who is only 2 years old, has Turner Syndrome, caused by a partial deletion or total deletion of the X chromosome.  The child is therefore … Continue reading

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