Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Back to the question: How much is a human egg worth?

Back to the question: How much is a human egg worth? Tuesday, 09 October 2007 Massachusetts regulations prohibit researchers from paying women for their eggs when donated for research. Similar regulations exist in California, and guidelines from both the National Academy of Sciences and the International Society for Stem Cell Research permit only limited compensation for egg donors. The law is meant to prevent coercion of poor women who might undergo the procedure out of financial need. But women who undergo the same procedure to donate eggs for assisted reproductive technology (ART), in which infertile women use another woman's eggs to get pregnant, are paid anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000. The United Kingdom has taken a different approach. Last year, the regulatory board that oversees embryonic stem-cell research in the United Kingdom (HFEA) approved an "egg sharing" program, something that some scientists and ethicists want to see adopted in the United States too. Women who plan to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) agree to donate to research any excess eggs gathered during the procedure in exchange for subsidized medical costs. See also: Human Ovulation Caught on Camera What is a human egg worth - £15 or US$10,000? How much is a human egg worth? Back to the question: How much is a human egg worth? Human Therapeutic Cloning at a Standstill ......... ZenMaster


For more on stem cells and cloning, go to CellNEWS at http://cellnews-blog.blogspot.com/ and http://www.geocities.com/giantfideli/index.html

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