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IVF

In vitro Fertilisation- fertilisation in glass when an egg is fertilised with sperm outside the body

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Genetic engineering

The modification on gene makeup to change the features of an organism

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Therapeutic cloning

When embryos are produced so that the embryonic stem cells can be harvested from them. The embryo is destroyed after 14 days

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Reproductive cloning

When an organism is cloned to create a living, identical copy of itself

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Stem cell

An undifferentiated cell that is capable of becoming any other type of cell

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Saviour siblings

Siblings genetically engineered to be compatible with a sick child so that they can donate stem cells to treat the sick sibling

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AID

Artificial insemination by donor- where a donors sperm is used to fertilise a woman's egg

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AIH

Artificial insemination by husband - where the husband's sperm is used to fertilise a woman's egg

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Sanctity of life

Life is sacred because it is a gift from God so we shouldn't change or damage it

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Fertility treatments

procedures used to increase the chance of a woman conceiving

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Surrogacy

When a woman carries someone else's baby through artificial insemination

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Blood transfusion

When blood is transferred from one person to another. Often during transplant

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Transplant surgery

When an organ or tissue is moved from one patient into another

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Hybrid cells

Where the nuclei of human cells is inserted into animal eggs . They are more than 99%human. The animal DNS is the mitochondria

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Embryology

The study of embryos and their development

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God made us

In his image

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Treat others as

You wish to be treated