There’ll Be No Such Thing as a Designer Baby under This New Law

February 26, 2015

(Yahoo UK) – So-called ‘designer babies’ will not be allowed under a new surrogacy law being proposed by Health Minister Leo Varadkar. The government has agreed to prepare a new law to regulate the whole area of surrogacy for the first time with cabinet approval given for the preparation of legislation on assisted human reproduction. A range of practices will be overseen by a newly-created regulator who will be responsible for the areas of surrogacy, embryo donation, the screening of embryos for serious genetic diseases, gamete (i.e. sperm or egg) donation and stem cell research.