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BSC 3402 Week 11 - BSC 3402 Theory and Practice in the Biological Sciences What are the Roles of Scientists in Regulation and Protecting the Public

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1 BSC 3402: Theory and Practice in the Biological Sciences What are the Roles of Scientists in Regulation and Protecting the Public? 10 November 2010
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2 Organizational for Today Name cards Return response paper #5. Comments on web site. Incorporate these into future papers. Next week 17 Nov. Science and the Law Must write on one of the three topics for RP#6 Answer the weekly question before class and hand in during class. The question is at the bottom of “Read First” which is on the web site This week: In-class response Discuss regulation and science
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3 In-Class Response Your name Assisted reproductive technologies present a number of ethical challenges for regulators. What are they? (name 1) In clinical trials of drugs “placebos” are often used. Why are placebos used? When do placebos present an ethical challenge?
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Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) Artificial insemination Donor insemination In vitro fertilization and Test-tube babies Intracytoplasmic sperm injection Surrogacy Preimplantation genetic testing Low success rates of ARTs Harvesting multiple eggs and sperm Creating multiple embryos Multiple births common (or fetal reduction) Incompatibilities between egg and sperm Cloning humans from ESC Cloning humans from adult stem cells
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5 ARTs: What are the Ethical Challenges? Definition of parenthood for donors or surrogates (genetic, gestational and adoptive parents) Designer babies (Traits or gender chosen) Choosing embryos to supply tissues for others Multiple births and fetal reduction What is to be done with excess gametes and embryos? How long should they be stored? Who owns them? Can they be used for research? Who should have access to ARTs? Married women only
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This note was uploaded on 01/15/2012 for the course BSC 3402 taught by Professor Brockmann,h during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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BSC 3402 Week 11 - BSC 3402 Theory and Practice in the Biological Sciences What are the Roles of Scientists in Regulation and Protecting the Public

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