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Human Embryo Research in the U.S.

Kirstin R.W. Matthews

Human Embryo Research in the U.S..

The papers in this series examine the ethical, policy and scientific issues that arise in the controversial field of human embryo research. 

The reports are part of the grant “Drawing the Line: Assessing and Analyzing the U.S. Rule on Embryo Research from Ethical, Political, and Scientific Perspectives,” which was funded by The Greenwall Foundation. Additional support for the project was provided by the Brocher Foundation and the Baker Institute’s State of Qatar Endowment for International Stem Cell Policy.

The topics for the PDFs below are:

 

  1. Human embryo research in the U.S.
    Authors: Fellow Kirstin R.W. Matthews and research assistant Erin H. Yang

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.25613/vbe8-z426

  2. The U.K. Warnock Report and other international embryo research policies.
    Authors: Fellow Kirstin R.W. Matthews and undergraduate research intern Nuria Gallego Marquez 

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.25613/9cv5-w030

  3. The ethical issues at the heart of human embryo research.
    Authors: Nonresident scholar Ana S. Iltis, Inmaculada de Melo-Martin and Jason Scott Robert 

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.25613/kaae-s560

  4. Synthetic embryos.
    Authors: Fellow Kirstin R.W. Matthews, Jason Scott Robert, nonresident scholar Ana S. Iltis, Inmaculada de Melo-Martin and Rice faculty scholar Daniel S. Wagner 

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.25613/508g-4g58

  5. The science of embryology, including what we know and how we know it.
    Authors: Rice faculty scholar Daniel S. Wagner and fellow Kirstin R.W. Matthews 

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.25613/9hb3-0730

  6. Recommendations for future action on human embryo research guidance and guidelines.
    Authors: Fellow Kirstin R.W. Matthews, nonresident scholar Ana S. Iltis, Inmaculada de Melo-Martin, Jason Scott Robert and Rice faculty scholar Daniel S. Wagner 

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.25613/h0m6-z921

  7. A list of acronyms.