Publication Date: February 2006
Publisher: Genetics and Public Policy Center
Author(s): Audrey Huang
Research Area: Health
Keywords: Embryo biopsy; Preimplantation genetic diagnosis
Coverage: United States
While some in Congress have introduced legislation to provide federal funding for research to explore this approach in humans, substantial animal and human research is required to determine whether embryo biopsy causes harm to the embryo or the resulting child. These results will be critical in considering whether this approach could ever be a viable alternative human ESC source.