In a recent scientific breakthrough at Newcastle University, doctors have found a way to replace faulty DNA inherited through the female line with DNA from another healthy woman. So does this mean a child conceived that way has two mums? Mitochondrial cells convert the energy from our food into energy that can be used in …
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by Dr Ruth Curson, Trustee The “Donor Mum” documentary was a well worked out and informative television programme. It was also warm and touching. It explained that donors before 1991 were not registered so that the offspring could not trace the donor. It explained that recipients were advised by clinics not to tell their children …
By Kriss Fearon The message of a new study on donor-conceived people reported in Human Reproduction is that donor-conceived people prefer to be told while they are young, and to be given the freedom to express curiosity about their donor. This is the largest survey to date of people conceived through donor insemination, with over …
This is an interview with a US teenager, Allegra, whose mother had two miscarriages before conceiving her with donor eggs. Allegra She talks about her experience of being donor conceived, her relationship with her parents and how she feels about her donor. I’m very proud to speak about it – I’m never ashamed of it.