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A child against all odds

Author: Robert M L Winston
Publisher: London : Bantam, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of Britains leading fertility specialists provides the definitive account of modern reproductive technology in this hard-hitting, sometimes humorous, look at the scientific, social and ethical background of the struggle to discover and control the secrets of reproduction.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M L Winston
ISBN: 9780593054949 0593054946
OCLC Number: 70764919
Description: xvi, 398 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : visions of mortality --
1. The beginnings of life --
2. IVF : a 'blind assertion of will against our bodily nature'? --
3. IVF : when, why and how --
4. Freezing : the refrigeration game --
5. Donated eggs and sperm : the most generous gift? --
6. Womb to rent --
7. Pre-implantation diagnosis --
8. Cloning : a feat of clay --
9. Stem cells : nature's magic --
10. The Trojan horse. 1. The beginnings of life --
2. IVF : a 'blind assertion of will against our bodily nature'? --
3. IVF : when, why and how --
4. Freezing : the refrigeration game --
5. Donated eggs and sperm : the most generous gift? --
6. Womb to rent --
7. Pre-implantation diagnosis --
8. Cloning : a feat of clay --
9. Stem cells : nature's magic --
10. The Trojan horse. Prologue : visions of mortality --
The beginnings of life --
IVF : a 'blind assertion of will against our bodily nature'? --
IVF : when, why and how --
Freezing : the refrigeration game --
Donated eggs and sperm : the most generous gift? --
Womb to rent --
Pre-implantation diagnosis --
Cloning : a feat of clay --
Stem cells : nature's magic --
The Trojan horse.
Responsibility: Robert Winston.

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In UK, the average chance of conception is about 18 per cent per month. And in 98 per cent of cases, successful conception leads only to the birth of a single infant. This work looks at the  Read more...

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