Assisted reproduction and IVF “Those who practice assisted reproduction or experiment with embryos, as with those who recommend certain contraceptive methods, are not unaware that, to a greater or lesser extent, these procedures imply the loss or destruction of human embryos”. Thus says pathologist and bioethicist Gonzalo Herranz in the preface of his new book “El embrión ficticio” (The fictitious embryo), in which, after extensive research, he takes apart the main biological arguments used to justify the ethical irrelevance of assisted reproduction and embryo experimentation processes, “a paradigmatic example of how a weak biology necessarily leads to misleading bioethics”.

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