Prenatal Testing: Is society offering a choice or a routine procedure?

Several days ago, the New Zealand Medical Journal published a viewpoint article, “Testing times: do new prenatal tests signal the end of Down syndrome?”, which considered the ethical implications of screening for Down syndrome (DS) using more advanced “non-invasive prenatal diagnosis” methods (you can read about the current screening programme here). The advocacy group, Saving […]

From ACB to the Broom Closet – Stacey Broom

I did it. I submitted my PhD thesis. About a month ago I took the walk over to Otago University’s Clock Tower, and handed over three year’s worth of work. It was a strange feeling. I thought I’d be jumping for joy. I wasn’t. In fact, if I really had to name an emotion, it […]