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Why do couples donate eggs?

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Dr. David Grainger, president of the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology and a doctor at the KU Medical Center in Wichita, says couples donating eggs for reproductive therapy reasons are motivated by more than money. He's quoted in an [Associated Press][1] story about an increase in egg donors nationwide."They're very altruistic and very willing to help a couple who's trying to conceive," said Dr. David Grainger, who's also a reproductive endocrinologist at University of Kansas medical school in Wichita. * Orley "Chip" Taylor, KU professor and director of the Monarch Watch organization, talks about butterfly waystations over the weekend in the [San Francisco Chronicle][2].For $16 worth of seeds, plus space and time, gardeners across the country can counter the precipitous loss of monarch butterfly habitat that has occurred in the past 10 years because of the spread of genetically engineered crops, urbanization and global warming. "It has become increasingly evident that we have a major conservation crisis," said Orley "Chip" Taylor, professor of entomology at the University of Kansas and director of Monarch Watch. * Lawrence resident Bryn Greenwood is quoted in a [New York Times][3] story about blogs that don't "blare" - or, if you prefer, ones that limit who can view them and have other privacy measures in place.BRYN GREENWOOD, 35, a Vox member in Lawrence, Kan., greatly values the concept of neighborhood readership. Ms. Greenwood, who belongs to a writing group on Vox, said that many people there were reading her blog, and that a few dozen neighbors regularly commented on her writing. No anonymous postings ever show up, though, because only people registered with Vox can have a say. "One of my friends who doesn't keep a blog at Vox registered anyway just so she could leave comments," she said. [1]: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/nation/4563361.html [2]: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/02/17/HOGGDO3LLC1.DTL [3]: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/18/business/yourmoney/18novel.html?_r=1&ref=yourmoney&oref=slogin

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