1.7 million embryos created for IVF have been thrown away, and just 7 per cent lead to pregnancy15 embryos made for every woman conceiving through in vitro fertilisationAlmost half are discarded during or after the process, figures have revealed3.5m embryos have been created since 1991 but 93 per cent are never used Peer said 'industrial' numbers are being wasted with 'casual indifference' | UPDATED: 07:45 GMT, 31 December 2012 Millions of human embryos created for IVF pregnancies have been thrown away unused, figures have revealed. They show that for every woman who conceives a child through in vitro fertilisation, 15 embryos are made, and almost half of them are discarded during or after the process. More than 1.7 million embryos prepared with the aim of helping women become pregnant have been thrown away since records began 21 years ago, according to the new breakdown.
How attempts to clear up the Deepwater Horizon spill may have made it WORSE: Dispersant chemicals 'made oil penetrate Gulf Coast beaches more deeply'Toxic components of the crude oil spilled may have even penetrated as far as groundwater supplies, new study warns | UPDATED: 17:41 GMT, 30 November 2012 The dispersant chemicals BP used in response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster may have made oil sink deeper and faster into the beaches of the U.S. Gulf Coast, scientists have claimed. A new paper warns toxic components of light crude may even have penetrated as far as groundwater supplies because of the chemicals.
Pigs blown up, guinea pigs poisoned and marmosets given anthrax: Campaigners expose 'cruel' secret military experiments at Porton Down Campaign group uncovered details of the 'cruel and grotesque' research projects at the Porton Down labs in WiltshireExperiments involved substantial suffering and led to the death of the animalsPigs were anesthetised, blown up by bombs, then drained of a third of their blood before being resuscitatedMarmosets infected with highly dangerous chemicals | UPDATED: 07:39 GMT, 27 November 2012 Pigs have been blown up, guinea pigs poisoned and marmosets given anthrax in germ and chemical warfare experiments at the top secret British military research base, it has emerged. The campaign group that uncovered the details of the 'cruel and grotesque' research projects by scientists at the Porton Down labs in Wiltshire said that in some cases it appeared the animals had been given nothing to ease their pain. Many of the experiments involved substantial suffering and led to the death of the animals, the British Union for Abolition of Vivisection's investigation found