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dc.creatorWoods, S.en
dc.creatorTaylor, K.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-12T18:21:27Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-12T18:21:27Zen
dc.date.created2008-03en
dc.date.issued2008-03en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationClinical Ethics 2008 March; 3(1): 14-19en
dc.identifier.urihttp://xr8el9yb8v.search.serialssolutions.com/?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Ethical+and+governance+challenges+in+human+fetal+tissue+research&title=Clinical+Ethics&volume=3&issue=1&date=20080300&au=Woods,+S.;+Taylor,+K.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1258/ce.2007.007054en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/512692en
dc.description.abstractGenetics holds the key to understanding normal human biology and possibly many of the major causes of human disease and impairment. Research into human developmental genetics seems, therefore, to be both necessary and justified. However, such research requires the use of embryonic and fetal tissue obtained from spontaneous abortions and elective termination of pregnancy. This paper examines the arguments in favour of using tissue from elective terminations and the evolution of regulatory frameworks for this research. The paper argues that the recent statutory and regulatory reforms in the UK have not properly addressed the issue of ethically obtaining postimplantation human embryos for research. It is argued that the recent reforms have left the Polkinghorne guidelines untouched but that these are now unequal to the task. A practical suggestion for reform of the approach to the informing and consent of potential donors is offered.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageengen
dc.source315127en
dc.subjectBiologyen
dc.subjectConsenten
dc.subjectDiseaseen
dc.subjectDonorsen
dc.subjectEmbryosen
dc.subjectEvolutionen
dc.subjectFetal Tissue Researchen
dc.subjectGeneticsen
dc.subjectGuidelinesen
dc.subjectPregnancyen
dc.subjectResearchen
dc.subject.classificationAbortionen
dc.subject.classificationGenetics, Molecular Biology and Microbiologyen
dc.subject.classificationInformed Consent or Human Experimentationen
dc.subject.classificationDonation / Procurement of Organs and Tissuesen
dc.subject.classificationResearch on Embryos and Fetusesen
dc.titleEthical and governance challenges in human fetal tissue researchen
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the Bioethics Research Library, Georgetown University, for the National Information Resource on Ethics and Human Genetics, a project funded by the United States National Human Genome Research Instituteen
dc.provenanceDigital citation migrated from OpenText Livelink Discovery Server database named GenETHX to DSpace collection GenETHX hosted by Georgetown Universityen


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