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    Practical Parthenote Policy and the Practice of Science
    with Teresa Woodruff, Candace Tingen, and Lisa Campo-Engelstein
    American Journal of Bioethics 11 (3). 2011.
    In 1996 Congress passed the Dickey–Wicker Amendment as part of an appropriations bill; it has been renewed every year since. The DWA bans federal funding for research using embryos and parthenotes. In this paper, we call for a public discussion on parthenote research and a questioning of its inclusion in the DWA. We begin by explaining what parthenotes are and why they are useful for research on reproduction, cancer, and stem cells. We then argue that the scientific difference between embryos an…Read more
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    Insuring Against Infertility: Expanding State Infertility Mandates to Include Fertility Preservation Technology for Cancer Patients
    with Daniel Basco and Lisa Campo-Engelstein
    Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 38 (4): 832-839. 2010.
    In this paper, we recommend expanding infertility insurance mandates to people who may become infertile because of cancer treatments. Such an expansion would ensure cancer patients can receive fertility preservation technology (FPT) prior to commencing treatment. We base our proposal for extending coverage to cancer patients on the infertility mandate in Massachusetts because it is one of the most inclusive. While we use Massachusetts as a model, our arguments and analysis of possible routes to …Read more
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    An Obscure Rider Obstructing Science: The Conflation of Parthenotes with Embryos in the Dickey–Wicker Amendment
    with Teresa Woodruff, Candace Tingen, and Lisa Campo-Engelstein
    American Journal of Bioethics 11 (3): 20-28. 2011.
    (2011). An Obscure Rider Obstructing Science: The Conflation of Parthenotes with Embryos in the Dickey–Wicker Amendment. The American Journal of Bioethics: Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 20-28
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