'Cure' for Male Infertility Sparks Medical Ethics Row
Byline: ED HARRIS
THE discovery of a potential cure for male infertility has triggered fresh debate about the ethics of reproductive science.
A team of scientists used artificially grown sperm to fertilise mouse eggs, producing seven babies of which six survived.
But the value of the research was questioned by ethics campaigners.
Josephine Quintavalle, of Comment on Reproductive Ethics, said: "At this stage, things are going very wrong. The further you deviate from the norm, the more likely you are to create more problems than you bargained for."
The research team was led by Professor Karim Nayernia at Newcastle University.
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Publication information: Article title: 'Cure' for Male Infertility Sparks Medical Ethics Row. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Evening Standard (London, England). Publication date: July 11, 2006. Page number: 5. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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