Scientific Source #60 – Book

“The term pre-embryo is useful in the political arena — where decisions are made about whether to allow early embryo (now called pre-embryo) experimentation — as well as in the confines of a doctor’s office, where it can be used to allay moral concerns that might be expressed by IVF patients. ‘Don’t worry,’ a doctor might say, ‘it’s only pre-embryos that we’re manipulating or freezing. They won’t turn into real human embryos until after we’ve put them back into your body.”60

60Silver, L.M., Remaking Eden: Cloning and Beyond in a Brave New World, New York: Avon Books, 1997, p. 39.

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