Human bodies: donation for medicine and research
10 Oct 2011
This report sets out guidance to help people consider the ethical acceptability of various ways of encouraging people to donate, both for treatment of others and for scientific research.
Non-invasive prenatal testing: ethical issues
01 Mar 2017
This report considers how NIPT could change the way we view pregnancy, disability and difference, and what the wider consequences of its increasing use might be.
Children and clinical research: ethical issues
14 May 2015
This report looks at how children and young people can ethically be involved in research, and makes recommendations about the roles and responsibilities of children, their parents or guardians, researchers and others.
Novel techniques for the prevention of mitochondrial DNA disorders: an ethical review
11 Jun 2012
This report examines the ethical issues raised by new techniques that aim to prevent the transmission of maternally-inherited mitochondrial DNA disorders.
Genome editing and human reproduction: social and ethical issues
17 Jul 2018
In July 2018, we published a report into the social and ethical issues raised by the use of genome editing as a technology that could influence inherited characteristics in humans.
01 Dec 2015
This commissioned paper shows how the development of artificial gametes has progressed and discusses the motivations of these research endeavours, and the ethical issues that they raise