Thai military government moves to outlaw commercial surrogacy

Thailand`s military government gave preliminary approval on Wednesday for a draft law to make commercial surrogacy a criminal offence, following a spate of dramatic surrogacy scandals in the past two weeks.

Australians in surrogacy scandal offered to take Down syndrome baby: Agent

The agent who brokered a surrogacy deal for an Australian couple at the centre of a scandal that left a Thai mother caring for a baby with Down syndrome said on Wednesday the couple had offered to take the boy home with them along with his twin sister.

Thai authorities to probe surrogacy clinics amid Down case controversy

Authorities in Thailand are to inspect all the clinics in the country offering surrogacy services to see if they are operating within the law after a Thai woman who carried twins for an Australian couple was left caring for a baby with Down Syndrome. 

Thailand examining legality of surrogacy service clinics

Thailand is examining the legality of surrogacy service clinics and doctors who perform the procedures after a recent case in which a baby with Down syndrome was allegedly abandoned by his Australian parents.

`I will never abandon` Down`s baby says Thai surrogate

The Thai surrogate mother of a baby born with Down Syndrome vowed Monday to "never abandon" him after the Australian parents reportedly refused to care for the child.

Australia may intervene in surrogate baby case

Australia`s government is considering intervening in the case of a baby with Down syndrome who was left with a Thai surrogate mother by his Australian biological parents, with a minister saying today that the child might be entitled to Australian citizenship.

Australia queries `moral responsibility` over abandoned Down`s baby

Australia`s Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Sunday a question of "moral responsibility" should determine the fate of a baby born with Down Syndrome, reportedly abandoned by an Australian couple.

Fears of Australia surrogacy ban over abandoned Down Syndrome baby

Reports that an Australian couple abandoned a baby with his surrogate mother in Thailand because he has Down Syndrome have raised fears Australia will ban international surrogacy, a support group said Saturday.

Decoded: Why chromosome errors are high in women`s eggs

Scientists have revealed, for the first time, the mystery behind why chromosome errors are high in women`s eggs.

Decoded: Why chromosome errors are high in women`s eggs

Scientists have revealed, for the first time, the mystery behind why chromosome errors are high in women`s eggs.

Major genetic breakthrough hailed as landmark in fight against hereditary diseases

A new breakthrough in genetics, described as "jaw-dropping" by one Nobel scientist, promises to revolutionise the study and treatment of a range of diseases, from cancer and incurable viruses to inherited genetic disorders.

Down syndrome linked to faulty stem cells

Scientists, including Indian-origin researchers, have for the first time discovered that Down syndrome may be linked to faulty stem cell regulation in the body.

Potential cure emerges for Down Syndrome

US researchers may have identified a compound that appears to reverse the learning deficits associated with Down Syndrome in lab mice.

Jennifer Lawrence to receive friendship award

Jennifer Lawrence will receive the Down Syndrome of Louisville`s Friendship Award next week.

US teen with Down syndrome scales Everest base camp

A 15-year-old US boy has possibly become one of the first persons with Down syndrome to have climbed a staggering 17,600 feet to reach one of the two base camps on Mount Everest.

US teen with Down syndrome scales Mount Everest

A 15-year-old US boy has possibly become one of the first person ever with Down syndrome to have climbed a staggering 17,600 feet to reach one of the two base camps on Mount Everest - the world`s tallest mountain.

Cause for Down syndrome found

Extra chromosome inherited in Down syndrome-chromosome 21-alters brain and body development, a study has found.

Blasphemy accused Pak minor `denied meeting with lawyer`

Pakistani Police arrested Rifta Masih last Thursday after she was accused of burning pages from the Holy Quran.

Americans slam blasphemy charge against Pak girl

Rimsha Masih faces the death penalty for allegedly burning pages with verses from the Quran.

Christian group to hold conference on Pak blasphemy law

The World Council of Churches said the conference was intended to give a global platform to religious minorities in Pakistan.