The Ethics Of Embryo Research

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There are countless ethical and policy issues that have widely ensued due to the advancement in research technology. Many scientists would argue that the genetic modification of early embryos offers great promise for advancing human health and welfare (Dresser, 2004). Often scientists forget about the human aspect of research especially when this is being conducted in embryos or human participants. In the early 1990s, the NIHs director asked another group, the Human Embryo Research Panel, to consider the ethics of embryo research. The panel recommended that research interventions affecting such embryos be permitted only if “there is reasonable confidence that any child born as a result of the procedures has not been harmed by them (Dresser,

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