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Press Release 11/2010 Experts join the German Ethics Council to discuss and compare the practice of preimplantation diagnosis in various European countries

The German Ethics Council is currently working on an Opinion on preimplantation diagnosis (PGD), which it intends to issue at the beginning of March 2011. To this end the Council held a public hearing on 16 December 2010 to learn about the regulation and practice of PGD in Belgium, the United Kingdom and France and about recent developments in the genetic screening of embryos.

Press Release 07/2010 Ethics Council begins consultations on questions of reproductive medicine

Yesterday, on Thursday, the German Ethics Council commenced its consultations on questions of reproductive medicine. Introductory presentations by Jochen Taupitz and Regine Kollek on legal and medical aspects of new developments in the field of reproductive medicine formed the prelude to the discussions, which are expected to result in a Council Opinion.