Oocyte cytoplasm transfers and the ethics of germ-line intervention

J Law Med Ethics. Fall 1998;26(3):211-20, 179. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-720x.1998.tb01422.x.

Abstract

Author advances the discussion about positive genetic selection by looking at the use of oocyte cytoplasm transfers as a possible means to prevent disease and to overcome fertility, focusing on the issues of family and kinship, commodification of eggs and egg donors, and germ-line alterations.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cloning, Organism* / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Cloning, Organism* / methods
  • Commodification
  • DNA, Mitochondrial / genetics
  • Disclosure
  • Ethics, Medical*
  • Family
  • Female
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn*
  • Genetic Research
  • Humans
  • Infertility, Female / therapy
  • Mitochondrial Myopathies / genetics
  • Mitochondrial Myopathies / prevention & control
  • Oocyte Donation*
  • Pregnancy
  • Risk Assessment*
  • Tissue Donors / legislation & jurisprudence
  • United States

Substances

  • DNA, Mitochondrial