Difference between revisions of "South Africa"

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|Foundational values='''Regarding Cloning'''
 
|Foundational values='''Regarding Cloning'''
  
The South African government practices the precautionary principle by stating, "The risk attached to the use of the technique on humans carries the possibility of hormonal manipulation in the egg donor, multiple miscarriages in the birth mother, and severe developmental abnormalities in any resulting child. The potential harms outweigh the potential benefits, and until studies in animal systems reverse this circumstance, we recommend that the use of human nuclear transfer cloning to create a new life should be prohibited."<ref>http://www.glphr.org/genetic/africa2-7.htm</ref>
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The South African government practices the precautionary principle by stating, "The risk attached to the use of the technique on humans carries the possibility of hormonal manipulation in the egg donor, multiple miscarriages in the birth mother, and severe developmental abnormalities in any resulting child. The potential harms outweigh the potential benefits, and until studies in animal systems reverse this circumstance, we recommend that the use of human nuclear transfer cloning to create a new life should be prohibited."<ref name="mrc">South African Medical Research Council, "[http://www.kznhealth.gov.za/research/ethics2.pdf  Guidelines on Ethics for Medical Research: Reproductive Biology and Genetic Research.]"</ref>
  
  
 
'''Stem Cell Research'''
 
'''Stem Cell Research'''
  
The South African Medical Research Council recommends that South Africa draw from the recommendations of the United States National Bioethics Advisory Committee to regulate the donation of human embryos for stem cell research.<ref>http://www.glphr.org/genetic/africa2-7.htm</ref>
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The South African Medical Research Council recommends that South Africa draw from the recommendations of the United States National Bioethics Advisory Committee to regulate the donation of human embryos for stem cell research.<ref name="samrc">South African Medical Research Council, "[http://www.kznhealth.gov.za/research/ethics2.pdf  Guidelines on Ethics for Medical Research: Reproductive Biology and Genetic Research.]"</ref>
 
|Prohibited practices='''Embryo Research and Cloning'''
 
|Prohibited practices='''Embryo Research and Cloning'''
  

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