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What to do with Leftover Frozen Embryo Part 3: Donating Embryos for Research

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One option couples have is to donate their excess frozen embryos for research. This option has received much media attention in the past and a ban on federal funding for this research. We will explore the legal, ethical and logistical issues involved with this option. My guest will be Dr. Marie Csete, M.D., PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM); Dr. Shehua Shen, embryologist and Director, UCSF Embryology Laboratory; and Judith F. Daar,Professor o