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dogjones
25th November 2005, 07:51 AM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/story/0,3605,1650323,00.html

So, there appear to be two problems - the first being that he used eggs donated from two members of his own research team, and the second being that some women were paid for their eggs.

Personally I don't see why either of these is such a big deal. What is the ethical argument against these actions? Is there an established protocol for egg collection with this sort of research?

geni
25th November 2005, 08:23 AM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/story/0,3605,1650323,00.html

So, there appear to be two problems - the first being that he used eggs donated from two members of his own research team, and the second being that some women were paid for their eggs.

Personally I don't see why either of these is such a big deal. What is the ethical argument against these actions? Is there an established protocol for egg collection with this sort of research?

The first one runs into the issue that it is posible that you could end up with a person on the team only because they donated.

dogjones
25th November 2005, 08:33 AM
The first one runs into the issue that it is posible that you could end up with a person on the team only because they donated.

Is that specific to egg collection though? Suppose it was research of some kind on sperm, and a male junior member donated. Would there be as much of an uproar?

geni
25th November 2005, 08:36 AM
Is that specific to egg collection though? Suppose it was research of some kind on sperm, and a male junior member donated. Would there be as much of an uproar?

Yes. Don't you remeber the fuss about the privite version of the human genome project?