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Gamete Donation and ‘Race’

  1. Giuliana Fuscaldo

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005596



How to Cite

Fuscaldo, G. 2006. Gamete Donation and ‘Race’. eLS. .

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  1. University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

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Prospective recipients can now select gamete donors from a range of characteristics, including ‘race’ and ethnic features. The importance of these characteristics for choosing a sperm or egg donor varies, and commentators disagree on the role that race should play in reproductive choices.


  • ethnic;
  • gamete donation;
  • genetic enhancement;
  • race;
  • racial ‘colorblindness’