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Steve Connor: This procedure can't be ethical until it is proven safe

The ethics of human cloning centre on whether the technique is medically safe, both for the mother and, more importantly, for the child, because of the risk that cloned embryos may have severe congenital defects and other developmental problems.

Fertility expert: 'I can clone a human being'

Controversial doctor filmed creating embryos before injecting them into wombs of women wanting cloned babies

Jeremy Laurance: Jade's memorial is a rise in cervical cancer screening

No one has done more for cervical cancer prevention than Jade Goody. Requests for screening tests have risen by up to 50 per cent in some areas and 10 days ago the Government announced a review of the age at which screening should start. Cervical cancer, which claims over 750 lives a year in England, has not had as much attention for a generation.

Leading article: Star quality

Jade Goody's death marks the conclusion of an extraordinary and poignant episode in the life of the nation.

The Jade effect: Thousands more seek information about disease

News that Jade Goody was suffering from cervical cancer led thousands more women than usual to seek information about the disease.

Jade Goody confronted in hospital by hammer-wielding woman

Terminally-ill reality TV star Jade Goody was confronted yesterday by a woman armed with a hammer.

Goody 'pleaded for mercy killing'

Jade Goody pleaded with doctors to help her die after being told her cancer was terminal.

Ellie Levenson: We should admire Jade Goody

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Jade Goody's cancer almost certainly incurable

Big Brother star Jade Goody faces the tough reality that her cancer is now almost certainly incurable.

IVF technique 'doubles chance of having a baby'

Ability to detect egg abnormalities will reduce risk of miscarriage, say scientists

Genetic diagnosis 'requires skill and precision'

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) was developed in the late 1980s and involves testing a live embryo to see if it contains harmful genetic abnormalities.

Virginia Ironside’s Dilemmas: My son says he might be gay and I am not sure how to handle it.

Dear Virginia, I am a single parent, with no partner on the scene, and I've had a very open relationship with my son, who is now 13. But I was taken aback when he recently confessed he thought he might be gay. I have no idea how to handle this, and I'm worried it might be something to do with the fact that we are so close. Do you have any advice on how best I should react to make him feel comfortable about the situation?

Yours sincerely, Martha

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