Read about medical advances and research in Seattle and worldwide. Topics include treatments; surgery; diseases such as Zika; studies of the human brain, heart and cancer; mental health; drugs and vaccinations; and Medicare, the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Institutions include the Hutch, UW Medicine, Harborview, Virginia Mason, Group Health and Swedish.

Under new Arizona law, custody of disputed embryos goes to whoever will help them ‘develop to birth’

Ruby Torres could not bear her own baby, a judge ruled, but a stranger could. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Carolyn Van Houten.

With the number of frozen embryos in the United States soaring into the millions, disputes over who owns them are also on the rise.

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