• Equality: Old Debates, New Technologies 

    McMillan, John; Snelling, Jeanne
    This chapter discusses the role that equality plays within liberal theory. We show how the concept of treating citizens as equals is integral to the legitimisation of the state and its regulations, including those involving ...
  • Law and Regulation 

    Henaghan, Mark; Snelling, Jeanne
    The assessment of legislative frameworks in this report is based on principles which are most likely to enable regulatory initiatives to be accepted by the general public as legitimate. These principles require that the ...
  • PGD Past and Present: Is the HFE Act 1990 Now 'Fit for Purpose'? 

    Snelling, Jeanne; Gavaghan, Colin
    This chapter sketches the influence that PGD had on the form in which the HFE Act was originally enacted. It outlines the regulatory approach to PGD established two decades ago by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology ...
  • Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: Testing the Legal Boundaries 

    Henaghan, Mark; Peart, Nicola; Snelling, Jeanne
    Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) constitutes one of the most significant medical innovations of the last two decades in the area of assisted reproductive technology. The information derived from the genetic analysis ...
  • Within the ZPD: Focussing on Harm and Interests 

    McDougall, Rosalind; Gillam, Lynn; Kerruish, Nikki; Snelling, Jeanne
    Harm is a crucial concept in the ZPD framework. The concept of probable harm to the child forms the outer limit of the zone of parental discretion, marking the point where parents' decisions should be overridden. This ...