In 1978, the world's first so-called test-tube baby, Louise Brown, was born in the UK. At that time, the UK had no rules overseeing experimentation on human embryos. By 1982, a government commission tasked with recommending regulations pertaining to research with human embryos was convened with Mary Warnock, an Oxford-educated philosopher, as its chair. Parsing issues of ethics, religion, and biology, Warnock help guide the commission to a pioneering set of recommendations on embryo research and fertility treatment. Warnock died in late March at age 94. www.nytimes.com/2019/03/29/obituaries/mary-warnock-dead.html
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