|Conscience||A person's moral sense of right and wrong, viewed as acting as a guide to one's behaviour. |
|Advocate||A person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy. |
Someone’s blood replacement with donor blood of the same type, usually during an operation.
Replacing an organ with a donor organ. Transplants can include; heart, liver, kidney etc.
Modified organs from animals used in humans (new technology).
Asexual replica of one person using their cells.
|Stem Cell Therapy||
Using stem cells from embryos to grow organs.
Scientific research into genetic diseases using spare or donated embryos younger than 14 days.
|Therapeutic cloning||Therapeutic cloning is legal, but strictly controlled. This means scientists can use stem cells etc. to create brain cells or skin, for example. It is considered medicine. |
|Saviour Siblings||Saviour Siblings are babies genetically altered to provide bone marrow or other tissues/organs for a sick sibling. Some say this is good as it saves lives, others are concerned the sibling will feel used. It is legal in the UK, but there are limits. |
|Designer babies||Designer babies are babies where a baby’s genes can be altered to give them certain characteristics, such as blue eyes or higher IQs. The technology exists and involves changing certain genes before an embryo is conceived or develops. |
|Organ donation||Giving organs to be used in transplant surgery