Beginning of life

The ticking biological clock, prosecco and cheese evenings, the culture war over maternal age, and living with wisdom and contentment

Q&A

Should we welcome the coming wave of anti-obesity drugs, and what’s at stake in the argument over the 14-day limit on embryo research?
Elsie’s story, one in five pregnancies, names missing from the family tree, and the power of ultrasound
Murder on the neonatal ward, Munchausen’s by proxy, doctors versus nurses, and the banality of evil

Q&A

Karl Barth’s complicated home life, and single Christians considering adoption
The intended parents, altruistic versus commercial, ancient Christians saving abandoned babies, and a post-genetic community
Psalm 139, reconsidering ‘ensoulment’, the language of right and wrong, and co-operation with evil
A stem cell ‘Mini Me’, CRISPR, Brave New World, and extending the 14-day limit
Patients are increasingly being given God-like information on their lives – but have we developed God-like responsibility for this?