The Boundaries of Embryo Research: Extending the Fourteen-Day Rule

  title={The Boundaries of Embryo Research: Extending the Fourteen-Day Rule},
  author={Caitlin Davis},
  journal={Journal of Bioethical Inquiry},
  • Caitlin Davis
  • Published 11 January 2019
  • Law
  • Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
The disciplines of ethics, science, and the law often conflict when it comes to determining the limits and boundaries of embryo research. Under current Australian law and regulations, and in various other jurisdictions, research conducted on the embryo in vitro is permitted up until day fourteen, after which, the embryo must be destroyed. Reproductive technology and associated research is rapidly advancing at a rate that contests current societal and ethical limits surrounding the treatment of… 

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