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Pickett OK, DeFrancis Sun B. 2014. Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and families: Professional resource brief (upd. ed.). Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, multiple items.

Annotation: This brief is a guide to resources that focus on the psychological and social impacts of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) on children conceived via ART and on their families. The brief lists resources related to ethical and legal issues associated with ART. For the most part, the listed resources are available electronically at no charge. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Biotechnology, Ethics, Legal issues, Reproductive health, Resources for professionals

National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information. 2010. Images. Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information,

Annotation: This database contains more than 2.5 million images and figures from medical and life sciences journals. Content are drawn from the National Center for Biotechnology Information's (NCBI's) PubMed Central full-text digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. Users can search images based on keywords and other parameters, such as authors and publication date. Images and data can be saved to users' collections and shared with others.

Contact: National Library of Medicine, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894, Telephone: (301) 594-5983 Secondary Telephone: (888) 346-3656 Fax: (301) 402-1384 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Archives, Biotechnology, Online databases, Resources for professionals

President's Council on Bioethics. 2008. Reproduction and responsibility: The regulation of new biotechnologies. Washington, DC: President's Council on Bioethics, 252 pp.

Annotation: This report examines policies and practices of biotechnology related to assisted reproduction and reviews the regulatory policies and practices involved in screening and selecting for genetic conditions and traits; modification of traits and characteristics; research involving in vitro human embryos; and commercial and financial interests in this arena. For each topic, the report reviews the relevant techniques and practices, the principal ethical issues, the existing regulatory activities, who currently provides oversight and guidance in each area, pursuant to what authority, according to what principles and values, and with what ultimate practical effect. The report concludes with findings based on the examination described above and a discussion of possible policy recommendations.

Contact: President's Council on Bioethics, 1425 New York Avenue, N.W.***DEFUNCT***, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 296-4669 E-mail: Available from the website.

Keywords: Biotechnology, Embryo, Ethics, Genetic screening, Government, Prenatal screening, Public policy, Reproductive technologies


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