Hum Reprod. 2014 May 23. pii: deu111. [Epub ahead of print]
ESHRE Task Force on Ethics and Law 21: genetic screening of gamete donors: ethical issues†
Dondorp W1, De Wert G2, Pennings G3, Shenfield F4, Devroey P5, Tarlatzis B6, Barri P7, Diedrich K8, Eichenlaub-Ritter U9, Tüttelmann F10, Provoost V3.
This Task Force document explores the ethical issues involved in the debate about the scope of genetic screening of gamete donors. Calls for expanded donor screening arise against the background of both occasional findings of serious but rare genetic conditions in donors or donor offspring that were not detected through present screening procedures and the advent of new genomic technologies promising affordable testing of donors for a wide range of conditions. Ethical principles require that all stakeholders' interests are taken into account, including those of candidate donors. The message of the profession should be that avoiding all risks is impossible and that testing should remain proportional.
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donor conception; ethics; genetic screening; reproductive risk; reproductive safety
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