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RE Ethics 2

RE Christianity Ethics Key Words 2 The Use of Medical Technology

Sperm medically inserted into a vagina to assist pregnancy. Artificial insemination
When a woman is made pregnant by the sperm of a man other than her husband , but not through having sexual relations with him. Artificial insemination by donor (DI/AID)
when a woman is made pregnant by the sperm of her husband but not through having sexual relations with him. Artificial insemination by husband (AIH)
The scientific method by which animals or plants can be created which have exactly the same DNA make up as the original, because the DNA of the original is used. Cloning
Fertilised ovum at about 12-14 days when implanted into the wall of the womb. Embryo
The study of human embryos. Embryonic research (embryology)
The modification of gene make-up to change the features of a human. Human genetic engineering
An embryo produced by cloning techniques for research purposes that consist of human and animal cloning. Hybrid embryos
A procedure in which eggs are removed from the woman's ovaries and fertilised with the sperm in a laboratory. The fertilised egg is then placed in the woman's uterus. In vitro fertilisation (IVF)
A system of ethics about what is right or wrong. Morality
The use of cloning techniques to produce a baby. Reproductive cloning
Life is sacred because it is God given. Sanctity of life
A child conceived by IVF with pre-implantation genetic diagnosis to save the life of an incurably ill sibling through the use of the blood from the umbilical cord. Saviour sibling
The use of genetic engineering to modify non-reproductive cells in order to treat genetic disease - a form of gene therapy. Somatic cell therapy
Removing cells from a patient and treating them in a laboratory in order to produce stem cells which may be used to treat disorders, eg Alzheimer's disease. Stem cell cloning
A form of fertility treatment in which a woman's partner or an embryo from another couple is created through IVF and then implanted into the 'host' woman. The woman carries the baby throughout pregnancy and gives it to the other couple after the birth. Surrogacy
Another term for stem cell cloning. Therapeutic cloning
A sickness or illness. Disease
The appearance at 14 days after conception of what will develop into the spine. Primitive streak
Term used for a baby created outside the mothers body. Test tube baby
A newly fertilised ovum. Zygote
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