Biopolitical Times

The Center for Genetics and Society blog highlights the latest developments in the social, political, and ethical implications of human biotechnologies, with contributions from staff, fellows, consultants, and guest authors.

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3-person IVF and Infertility: What Kind of Slippery Slope is This?

Reacting to two breaking news stories about 3-person in vitro fertilization (IVF) in less than two weeks, Paul Knoepfler, professor and stem cell researcher at UC Davis, recently tweeted:

Right before our eyes real sllippery slope on 3-person IVF? Doc using pronuclear transfer to "treat infertility" https://t.co/0ekDpCV16M

— Paul Knoepfler (@pknoepfler) October 11, 2016

On September, 27, 2016, news broke that NYC-based fertility doctor John Zhang and his team...

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