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The commodification of human reproductive materials.
  1. D B Resnik
  1. East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.


    This essay develops a framework for thinking about the moral basis for the commodification of human reproductive materials. It argues that selling and buying gametes and genes is morally acceptable although there should not be a market for zygotes, embryos, or genomes. Also a market in gametes and genes should be regulated in order to address concerns about the adverse social consequences of commodification.

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