Girard Kelly


This paper examines the controversial topic of choosing our children’s genes through human germ-line manipulation otherwise known as Inheritable Genetic Modification (IGM) with current Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) and future Reproductive Genetic Biotechnologies (RGBs) such as genetic engineering. The purpose of the paper is to examine these potentially revolutionary biotechnologies and the emerging social, and bioethical perspectives advanced by both proponents and opponents—in the context of the legal and regulatory policies impacting ARTs and RGBs. Lastly, the paper recommends new public policy and regulatory frameworks to support future research and development of RGBs by providing legislative guidance to policymakers to ensure responsible oversight.



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