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An Incredibly Brief Thought on What is Missing in Talking About Transgender

It’s incredibly difficult to talk about transgender issues because the topic itself is highly controversial and, I think, from an outsider perspective there will always be a certain resistance (e.g. 899 more words


Science Policy Around the Web - July 3, 2015

By: Patricia Kiesler, Ph.D.

Science and public opinion

Politics doesn’t always drive public views on science issues

A new report of a nationwide survey of 2,002 Americans by the Pew Research Center, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, analyzed… 911 more words


Are Pediatricians really saying that children raised by heterosexual couples are healthier than from same-sex parents?

This is a lengthier piece than normal but the message at the end is critical to disseminate so I would encourage you to share this if you wish with others to prevent misinformation from being propagated in the media by the sensationalism of a claim by a group of Pediatricians.  1,196 more words


Exporting gametes: like Blood, but different.

Some twenty years after the death of Stephen Blood, whose situation gave rise to the first litigation on the posthumous use of gametes (see Blood… 876 more words


What it's like to go from studying Biomedical Engineering to Bioethics & Society - Andrea Berkemeier

Hear what it is like to study Bioethics & Society from Andrea Berkemeier, current student in the programme, and Roger M. Jones Fellow from the University of Michigan. 94 more words


Reproduction and the LGBT Parent; a Changing Narrative

One historically important objection to gay and lesbians relationships is that they are inherently sterile and incapable of producing children. Many gay men, lesbians, and bisexual people have managed to have children anyway, through prior relationships, adoption and by relying on donated gametes and gestational surrogacy.  252 more words


Open Evening and Drinks Reception for Postgraduate Offer Holders July 8th

When: Wednesday 8 July 2015,  17.00-20.00
Where: Registration at Old Entrance Hall, King’s Building, Strand Campus.

This will be an opportunity to find out more about your degree and about our department at King’s and ask any questions you may have. 52 more words