Category Reproduction

Genome-Edited Babies – A Cause for Concern

Shawn H.E. Harmon describes significant concerns with human genome editing that illustrate multiple failures of governance.

Don’t remand pregnant people or primary caregivers

Jaime Burnet and Martha Paynter advocate for ending the practice of pre-trial imprisonment of pregnant people, primary caregivers of young children, and primary caregivers of people with disabilities

Genome-Edited Persons will Need Legal Protections

Will Hatfield suggests that, in Canada, persons born from gametes or embryos that have been genetically modified would be members of a new class of humans, and potentially in need of specific legal protections.

Compensating Egg Donors: United States vs Spain

Diane Tober considers how different compensation schemes for donation affect the experiences and choices of egg donors and announces the launch of her research project which analyzes egg donation practices in the US and Spain.

From Bench to Bedside via… The Island of Dr Moreau?

Jason Scott Robert suggests that the creation of part-human animals in stem cell biology may generate scientific confusion.

Reimbursing Surrogates & Donors

Françoise Baylis supports the proposed new regulations for reimbursement related to assisted human reproduction.

Posthumous Sperm Retrieval

Darrel Dennis argues that people’s religious beliefs should be an important factor in decisions regarding posthumous sperm retrieval.