Thursday, January 25, 2007

FDA Says Embryo Bank Not Under its Jurisdiction

no. 330

Houston Chronicle
Associated Press
January 24, 2007

SAN ANTONIO — The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that a broker offering ready-made embryos to prospective parents does not fall under its jurisdiction.

An FDA spokeswoman in Dallas confirmed this month that the agency was investigating Jennalee Ryan's Abraham Center of Life but would not elaborate.

It was unclear what laws or regulations were the focus of the investigation.

An FDA statement Wednesday said that "the investigation determined that the facility was not currently engaged in practices that fall under FDA jurisdiction."

1 comment:

DD said...

That makes no sense at all to me. I don't know what, if any, FDA regs are over donor eggs, but I know that there are some with donor sperm. And I'm almost positive that there is donor sperm involved.

I don't necessarily have a problem with the bank, but for it not to fall under the FDA jurisdiction makes me a little squeamish.