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Parents given chance to use sperm from deceased son to produce male heir raises ethical concerns

Desperate for a “small piece” of their son that might live on, Peter Zhu’s parents have been granted the chance to have a grandchild using their dead son’s sperm. In a case that’s sparking fresh ethical and moral questions about the post-mortem retrieval — and use — of human sperm, or eggs, a New York… Read More »

Artificial Embryos Made from Stem Cells Raise Ethical Issues

Stem cells (so-called “master cells”) are unique and important in the body because they can do almost anything, and scientists have only begun to discover their potential. That’s why researchers’ use of them has created controversy, attracting the attention of scientists, policymakers, and bioethicists across the globe. Stem cells can transform into any of the… Read More »