Canada could ban some reproductive technologies

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 15 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:154
  1. D Spurgeon

    A Canadian royal commission has recommended that several aspects of new reproductive technology should be outlawed and that others should be federally regulated and licensed.

    Four years of research, public hearings, and surveys involving more than 40 000 people - including 300 researchers - led the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies to propose bans on four main activities. These are the use of embryos in research related to cloning and animal-human hybrids; the fertilisation of eggs from female fetuses for implantation; the sale of eggs, sperm, zygotes, and fetal …

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