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Regulating pre-implantation genetic diagnosis; a comparative and theoretical analysis.


Regulating pre-implantation genetic diagnosis; a comparative and theoretical analysis.

Ed. by Sheila A.M. McLean and Sarah Elliston.



250 pages



Biomedical law & ethics library


Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) allows intending parents to identify genetic abnormalities in their ex vivo embryos. Contributors from law and various medical specialties in Britain, Australia, and New Zealand explore how governments regulate the procedure. They analyze the general ethical and legal issues raised by the practice, and address some of the developments that have seemingly rendered it increasingly controversial. Among the topics are the weak moral basis for strong PGD regulation, unintended consequences and future challenges of statutory regulation in Britain, the welfare of the child principle and the use of PGD to select for disability, the case for controlling and restricting access to PGD for sex-selection, and an insider's view of how the state regulates the use of PGD with human leukocyte antigen tissue-typing in New Zealand.

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Date:Apr 1, 2013
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