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Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act – a retrospective. ‘Dad Not Included: Should the Need for a Father be Enshrined in Law?’. Speakers: Baroness Ruth Deech , former Chair of the HFEA Fiona MacCallum , Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Warwick

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‘Dad Not Included: Should the Need for a

Father be Enshrined in Law?’

Speakers:

Baroness Ruth Deech, former Chair of the HFEA

Fiona MacCallum, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Warwick

Natalie Gamble, solicitor specialising in fertility law at Lester Aldridge and mother, together with her civil partner, to two donor-conceived children

Chair:

The Rt Revd The Lord Harries of Pentregarth, the former Bishop of Oxford and chair of the Ethics and Law Advisory Group of the HFEA

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‘Artificial Gametes: The What, Why and How of Creating

Sperm and Eggs in the Laboratory’

Speakers:

John Burn, Professor of Clinical Genetics at Newcastle University

Anna Smajdor, Lecturer in Medical Ethics at the University of East Anglia – arrived too late to speak due to travel difficulties

Donald Bruce, director of the ethics consultancy Edinethics

Chair:

Alison Murdoch, Professor and Head of Reproductive Medicine at Newcastle University

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Ban the use of artificial gametes for fertility treatment in primary legislation: for the next 10-20 years

5 votes

Ban the use of artificial gametes for fertility treatment now but allow Parliament to reconsider at any time

36 votes

Permit the use of artificial gametes for fertility treatment now with regulation by the HFEA

45 votes

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Debating Deafness and Embryo Selection:

Are we Undermining Reproductive Confidence in

the Deaf Community?

Speakers:

Anna Middleton, Consultant Research Genetic Counsellor at Cardiff University

Steve Emery, British Sign Language Research Associate at Heriot-Watt University

Colin Gavaghan, Lecturer in Medical Law and Ethics at the University of Glasgow

Chair:

Graham Turner, chair of Interpreting and Translation Studies at Heriot-Watt University

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Half-truths?: The Science, Politics and Morality

of \'Hybrid\' Embryos

Speakers:

Brenda Almond, President of the Philosophical Society

John Burn, Professor of Clinical Genetics at Newcastle University

Josephine Quintavalle, Director of Comment on Reproductive Ethics

Chair:

Fiona Fox, Director of the Science Media Centre

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