Ethics & Theology of Synthetic Gametes - Video Footage



2nd Annual Academy of Fellows Consultation

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
10am to 5:30pm
Trinity International University
Kantzer Hall - KANT 141




This event examined the following questions: should we be able to create synthetic sperm and eggs for reproductive purposes? Will children born from such procedures be at elevated risk for biological and/or sociological problems?

Attendees explored cutting-edge ethical and theological questions surrounding the development of novel procedures in the artificial creation of human gametes.

Some themes examined including:

  • The scientific and ethical issues surrounding the use of stem cells and maternal spindle transfer. 
  • The theological foundations for and implications of creating synthetic gametes for reproduction.
  • Understanding the ethical and theological role of gametes in procreation as a basis for engaging a broad range of bioethical issues in reproductive technology and ethics.