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Mitochondrial replacement techniques, scientific tourism, and the global politics of science

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The United Kingdom is the first and so far only country to pass explicit legislation allowing for the licensed use of the new reproductive technology known as mitochondrial replacement therapy. The techniques used in this technology may prevent the transmission of mitochondrial DNA diseases, but they are controversial because they involve the manipulation of oocytes or embryos and the transfer of genetic material. Some commentators have even suggested that MRT constitutes germline genome modi...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1002/hast.763

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Hastings Center Report Journal website
Volume:
47
Issue:
5
Pages:
7-9
Publication date:
2017-09-20
Acceptance date:
2017-08-16
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EISSN:
1552-146X
ISSN:
0093-0334
Pubs id:
pubs:913948
URN:
uri:02f8dbec-8748-4b69-a41c-6c146fa0ecf0
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uuid:02f8dbec-8748-4b69-a41c-6c146fa0ecf0
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pubs:913948

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