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The article describes the developing technologies for the production of «designer embryos» also known as genetically improved babies. The authors briefly review these technologies with a special emphasis on their medical, legal and bioethical aspects. We propose and substantiate the point of view why some of these approaches may be illegal.

About the Authors

I. V. Ponkin
Institute of Public Administration and Management Civil Service, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of RF
Russian Federation

Ponkin Igor Vladislavovich – MD (Law), Professor, State Professor.

Pr. Vernadskogo, 84, Moscow, 119606

A. A. Ponkina
Institute of State-Confessional Relations and Law
Russian Federation

Ponkina Alexandra Alexandrovna – PhD (Law), Deputy Director, expert of the Consortium of experts on patients' rights (Moscow).

PO box 49, Moscow, 117525


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For citation:

Ponkin I.V., Ponkina A.A. «DESIGNER EMBRYOS»: LEGAL AND BIOETHICAL ASPECTS. Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproduction. 2017;11(3):50-58. (In Russ.)

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