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Mitochondrial replacement techniques and Mexico's rule of law: on the legality of the first maternal spindle transfer case

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News about the first baby born after a mitochondrial replacement technique (MRT; specifically maternal spindle transfer) broke on September 27, 2016 and, in a matter of hours, went global. Of special interest was the fact that the mitochondrial replacement procedure happened in Mexico. One of the scientists behind this world first was quoted as having said that he and his team went to Mexico to carry out the procedure because, in Mexico, there are no rules. In this paper, we explore Mexico's ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1093/jlb/lsw065

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Law and the Biosciences Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Pages:
50-69
Publication date:
2017-03-23
Acceptance date:
2017-02-01
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EISSN:
2053-9711
Pubs id:
pubs:948925
URN:
uri:dc82f06d-46c9-4550-b6c9-c65a35f940c9
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uuid:dc82f06d-46c9-4550-b6c9-c65a35f940c9
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pubs:948925

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