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Genetics and the Control of Human Reproduction

  1. Christine M Gosden

Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005218



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Gosden, C. M. 2006. Genetics and the Control of Human Reproduction. eLS. .

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  1. University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2006


Advances in infertility treatments, assisted conception and genetics include fertilization in vitro, microinjection of sperm into eggs, use of donor gametes and cloning. These technological advances have raised moral, ethical and human rights issues about the regulation of embryo research, reproductive and therapeutic cloning, and stem cell and infertility treatment, in the context of national and international legislation.


  • assisted conception;
  • cloning;
  • stem cells;
  • reproductive ethics;
  • regulation