UK Embryo Research: Voluntary Authority Set Up
Nature. 1985 Apr 4; 314(6010): 397.
The British Medical Research Council (MRC), in association with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, has responded to the Warnock report on human fertilization and embryology by setting up a voluntary authority to license such research. MRC also seeks to define the term "embryo" and to include as research "new and untried treatment." Possible lines of investigation include studies on infertility, genetic and congenital diseases, and contraceptive methods. However, if Enoch Powell's Parliamentary bill should become law, all research on human embryos would be illegal. (KIE abstract)
Congenital Disorders; Contraception; Embryo Research; Embryos; Fetal Research; Genetic Disorders; In Vitro Fertilization; Infertility; Law; Methods; Medical Research; Organizational Policies; Organizations; Physicians; Professional Organizations; Regulation; Research; Risks and Benefits; Self Regulation; Voluntary Programs;