Conceiving ethical gamete and embryo research in a post-dickey-wicker USA

Lisa Campo-Engelstein, Candace Tingen, Sarah Rodriguez, Teresa K. Woodruff

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In a recent essay in Science, we advocated lifting restrictions on federal funding for research involving parthenogenesis, restrictions that have been placed by a rider, the Dickey-Wicker Amendment (DWA), to every budget for the US Department of Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education since 1996. We concluded that contribution by calling for the reconsideration of the entire amendment and suggesting that it be removed from the budget. In this contribution, we outline how research using human parthenotes, embryos, stem cells, eggs, or sperm could be ethically funded if the DWA were to be rescinded in the USA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-132
Number of pages4
JournalScience and Public Policy
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Public Administration
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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