‘Foetus’ or ‘fetus’ - which should it be?

MPs have told Australia's top research institute to explain why it placed an advertisement in the media announcing it was changing the spelling of the word ‘foetus' to ‘fetus' in a document published five years ago.

The NHMRC's "notice of amendment" appeared in the Australian newspaper earlier this month declaring it would remove the letter ‘o' from the word ‘foetus' in its National Statement on Ethical