The President's Council on Bioethics, stung by recent criticisms regarding
the dismissal of one of its members, has released a set of recommendations
calling for long-term study and close monitoring of in vitro fertilization
and other reproductive technologies. In the report, the council advises reproductive
medicine groups to heighten their self-regulation and implores Congress to
outlaw "boundary crossing" experiments with human embryos. The group also
calls for a ban on any sales of human embryos .
Vastag B. Group Calls for Stricter Rules for Assisted Reproduction, Ban of "Extreme" Technologies. JAMA. 2004;291(19):2306-2308. doi:10.1001/jama.291.19.2306