Procuring Gametes for Research and Therapy
Journal of Medical Ethics. 1995 Oct; 21(5): 261-264.
In the United Kingdom the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has statutory responsibility for regulating practice in the areas of assisted procreation and research on human embryos. As such it has an almost unique responsibility in the United Kingdom for ethical review of both clinical research and practice in a given field. It is therefore interesting to ask whether it has a useful role to play in resolving some pressing practical and ethical problems which have arisen in both of these areas,
Cells; Clinical Research; Donors; Embryo Research; Embryos; Ethical Review; Females; Germ Cells; Government; Gametes; Justice; Males; Moral Policy; Ovum; Ovum Donors; Public Policy; Procreation; Regulation; Remuneration; Reproductive Technologies; Research; Research Subjects; Review; Risk; Scarcity; Semen Donors; Tissue Donation; Volunteers;