Medical News and Perspectives
May 19, 2004

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

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 .

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