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Introduction

Ruth Deech and Anna Smajdor

in From IVF to Immortality

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780199219780
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191713002 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219780.003.0001
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This introductory chapter outlines the role and function of the HFEA, the UK's regulatory body. It highlights the practical, legal, economic, and ethical challenges of this area, suggesting that it is rarely possible to pursue abstract ethical ideals in this context.

Keywords: HFEA; HFE Act; regulation; IVF

Chapter.  2115 words. 

Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law

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