p. 69113. Embryo Research, Stem Cells, and Emerging Biotechnologies
- Emily JacksonEmily JacksonProfessor of Law, London School of Economics
All books in this flagship series contain carefully selected substantial extracts from key cases, legislation, and academic debate, providing students with a stand-alone resource. This chapter examines embryo research, stem cell therapies and other emerging biotechnologies. It begins with a review of philosophical debates over the moral status of the embryo and then discusses regulation in the UK, through the statutory provisions in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990, as amended, and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s (HFEA) licensing regime. It then turns to consider stem cell therapies, before examining some other emerging biotechnologies, including neurotechnologies and AI, and debates over human enhancement.