embryo research

And Baby Makes…Four?

Dr Megan Best reflects on the legalisation of Mitochondrial Donation in the United Kingdom in 2015.

Embryo Liberation

In this paper, originally published in CASE, Dr Megan Best discusses when human life begins.

Revisiting the 14-day rule

In this 2020 paper, Dr Megan Best considers the pressure to extend the time human embryos can be grown for research purposes.

Mitochondrial Donation

In March 2022, the Australian Federal parliament legalised the controversial procedure of Mitochondrial Donation, an assisted reproductive technology which allows combination of DNA from the parents and a female donor to create an embryo. Ethicentre made a submission to the 2021 Senate Inquiry which preceded the parliamentary debate.

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