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Decision on embryo as ‘property’ a cautionary tale for estate planners

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @ 9:26 AM | By Mandy England

Last month, on July 25, 2018, the world’s first “IVF baby” turned 40. In the time since her birth, there have been many advances in reproductive technology, and more and more Canadians have made use of these developments in building their families.

The law has also been developing to keep up with the new issues that arise. One of those issues is how genetic material — stored eggs, sperm stems and embryos — are treated under the law. Just a week before the 40th anniversary of...