Donor conception: ethical aspects of information sharing
This report considers the interests of people affected by donor conception – donor-conceived people, parents, donors, and all their wider family and social networks – and makes recommendations about what can be done to support, encourage and empower those making decisions about the sharing of information.
Novel techniques for the prevention of mitochondrial DNA disorders: an ethical review
Mitochondrial DNA disorders are incurable genetic disorders that can cause severely debilitating symptoms and can be fatal in early childhood.
New techniques that could prevent the transmission of these disorders are being researched, but are not yet used in treatment. This report explores the ethical issues relevant to the possible use of such treatments in future.
Human bodies: donation for medicine and research
Donated bodily material for medicine and research, such as organs, eggs and sperm, are in high demand, and current levels of donation fall short of need.
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.
- 23 March 2015When is it appropriate to dissect the bodies of the dead?
- 19 March 2014Likes schools, colleges, and universities: will travel
- 13 November 2013Swipe here to donate
- 10 September 2013Back to school: will you be teaching bioethics this year?
- 24 July 2013Promoting organ donation - guilt or gratitude?
- 20 May 2013Altruism and incentives – can they co-exist?
- 19 April 2013If, how and when should donor-conceived people be told of their origins?
- 15 February 2013From the heart: giving organ donation the X Factor
- 26 October 2012Organ donation: dead or alive?
- 12 October 2012A European debate: part 2
- 28 September 2012Organ donation: a European debate