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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Assisted Conception

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ISBN13: 9780754621492
ISBN: 0754621499
Published: December 2001
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Assisted conception is an area where it often seems that all the ethical and legal issues have been covered and then technology advances and the discussions start all over again. The book is an anthology of papers presented during a project looking at thearaputic research in assisted conception (TRAC). It is divided into three areas addressing research, ethics and law. Each chapter begins with an overview of the issues, with the aim being to present new perspectives rather than covering old ground.;The European Convention on Human rights and Biomedicine came into force on December 1, 1999. The Convention allows thearaputic research and research on spare embryos but forbid fundamental research, which may be essential to the safe development of new techniques. this also means that people may become part of an experimental process without their consent. The project brings together clinicians, embryologists, lawyers and ethicists to ascertain whether there might be a risk of infertility patients being exposed to insufficiently tested procedures and to see if there is a need for fundamental research in this area. It also looks at the legislative safeguards that exist and whether a European standard for treatment should be set.

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Introduction, Jennifer Gunning.
Part 1 Research: overview -human embryo research, Andre Van Steirteghem and Bruno Brambati; preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Jennifer Gunning; future directions in research on human embryos, Martin H. Johnson.
Part 2 Ethics: overview - ethical issues, Veronica English and Inez de Beaufort; between pragmatism and principles, Veronica English and Inez de Beaufort; information disclosure and consent, Sheila A.M. McLean; the influence of pluralism in the perception of the status of the embryo, Maurizio Mori; human cloning - the case of the (preimplantation) embryo, and ethical exploration, Guido de Wert.
Part 3 Law: overview - legislative approaches, Jennifer Gunning; legal approaches - France, Pascal Kamina; the regulation of human embryo research in the UK - what implications for therapeutic research?, Martin H. Johnson; the role of ethics committees in framing legislation on assisted reproduction and embryo research, Linda Nielsen; the Hungarian legislative approach to assisted procreation - an attempt at transparency, Judit Sandor; Health Council report on embryo research, perspectives on new legislation in the Netherlands, Wybo J. Dondorp; legal approaches in Germany, Inga Hanschel; regulating reproductive technologies - 10 years down the tube?, Derek Morgan; regulation of assisted conception services - the need for regulation, Jennifer Gunning.