Tag Archives: Francoise Baylis

First CRISPR Babies: Where are our Ethics?

Françoise Baylis responds to the recently announced birth of the world’s first genome edited babies and raises concerns about the scientific practice and ethical accountability.

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.

Paying for Egg Donations Enters Dicey Territory

Françoise Baylis opposes payment for egg donations and supports Canada’s current altruistic system.

Paying Surrogates & Donors: Against Canadian Values

Francoise Baylis and Alana Cattapan object to a politician’s private member’s bill that seeks to remove the current prohibition on compensating surrogates and donors.

Let’s ask a different question about surrogacy

Françoise Baylis argues that the focus on “criminalization” in recent Canadian debates about payment for surrogacy is a serious distraction aimed at ignoring the critical issue of “commodification.”

Gene Editing: Where Should We Draw the Line?

Françoise Baylis continues to advocate for broad societal consensus on the future of germline genome editing and sees the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe as an ally given their support of broad public engagement.