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David Edwin Wildt (1950- )

By: Caroline Appleton | Published: Jul 24, 2014

David Edwin Wildt developed and applied assisted reproductive technologies to conserve rare and endangered wildlife species in the US during the…

CheetahFertilization in VitroEmbryo transplantationReproductive technologyEndangered Species

Merck & Company's Development of Gardasil

By: Maeen Arslan | Published: Jun 28, 2022

In 2006, the United States branch of Merck & Co. received FDA approval for Gardasil, a human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine that protects…

OrganizationCervix uteri--CancerPapillomavirusesVaccine mandatesMeasles vaccine

Robert Geoffrey Edwards (1925-2013)

By: Samuel Philbrick | Published: Jun 20, 2011

Robert Geoffrey Edwards worked with Patrick Christopher Steptoe to develop in-vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques during the 1960s and 1970s in the…

PeopleFertilization in VitroReproductionBiographyFertilization

Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin (1842-1921)

By: Jonathan LaTourelle | Published: Jun 01, 2015

Petr Kropotkin proposed the theory of Pleistocene ice age, alternative theories of evolution based on embryology, and he advocated anarchist and…

EvolutionHeredityInheritance of acquired charactersPaleogeography--PleistoceneAnarchism

The Baby Doe Rules (1984)

By: Jack Resnik | Published: May 12, 2011

The Baby Doe Rules represent the first attempt by the US government to directly intervene in treatment options for neonates born with congenital…

LawCongenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and AbnormalitiesReproductionCongenital Disorders

Thesis: Reproduction in Science Fiction

By: Grace Dayoung Kim | Published: Feb 10, 2021

Science fiction works can reflect the relationship between science and society by telling stories that are set in the future of ethical implications…

Science FictionLiteratureScience in literaturePublicationsReproduction

Your Baby’s Sex: Now You Can Choose (1970), by David M. Rorvik and Landrum B. Shettles

By: Alysse Blight | Published: Oct 31, 2019

In the book Your Baby’s Sex: Now You Can Choose, David Michael Rorvik and Landrum Brewer Shettles describe methods that couples can use prior to and…

LiteratureSex PreselectionSex PredeterminationFamily PlanningGender

Mary Warnock (1924–2019 )

By: Jonathon J. LaTourelle | Published: Sep 29, 2014

Baroness Mary Warnock of Weeke, a philosopher and crossbench member and Life Peer of the United Kingdom's House of Lords, participated in several…

Fertilization in vitro, HumanFertilization in vitro, Human--Law and legislationFertilization in vitro, Human--Moral and ethical aspectsWarnock, Mary, 1808-1900Reproductive technology

Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex (1998), by Alice Domurat Dreger

By: Mary Drago | Published: Apr 09, 2014

Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex, by historian of science Alice Domurat Dreger, was published in 1998 by Harvard University Press. In…

LiteratureIntersex peopleGonads--DiseasesDisorders of Sex DevelopmentSex

Fetal Surgery

By: Kathleen O'Connor, Erica O'Neil | Published: Nov 01, 2012

Fetal surgeries are a range of medical interventions performed in utero on the developing fetus of a pregnant woman to treat a number of congenital…

Fetus--SurgeryFetoscopyUltrasonics in obstetricsPregnancyEndoscopy

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