SÁNDOR, JUDIT (2003) MEDICAL LAW. HUNGARY. INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA, IN: KLUWER LAW INTERNATIONAL, THE HAGUE, LONDON, NEW YORK. 560-579.
VI. RESEARCH ON EMBRYOS, EXAMINATIONS AND INTERVENTIONS THAT CAN BE CARRIED OUT ON EMBRYOS
556. Research on embryos can be carried out on the basis of an authorisation of the Hungarian Reproduction Commission. The research proposal approved simultaneously at a health care provider or a research institute having the appropriate professional conditions. Embryos can only be used for research purposes and experiments can only be made on embryos for the research purposes that the Health Care Act sets with regard to medical research (1).
557. Embryos cannot be created for research purposes, only embryos created in MAP procedures can be used for research and experiments, either on the basis of the decision of those entitled to decide, or in the case of damage of the embryo (2).
558. The embryo cannot be implanted in animal bodies, human and animal gametes cannot be fertilised with each other (3).
559. The embryo cannot be used for creating more embryos, or—with the exception set in the Health Care Act for the creation of beings having attributes different from the ones developed by the fertilisation, or having further attributes (4).
560. The embryo on which experiments were carried out cannot be implanted into the human body, and cannot be kept alive for more than 14 days—the period of storage not included—counting the duration of the experiment and the period following that (5).
561. Procedures directed to the choice of the sex of the descendant before birth can only be applied in case of recognition of sex dependent hereditary illness, respectively for the prevention of development of such illness (6).
562. Genetic characteristics of the embryo can only be changed in the case of absolute necessity and to the extent that is necessary for preventing or treating the expected illness of the child to be born. For the unique purpose of establishing the probable illness of the child to be born, or damage to the embryo, separation of the cells of the embryo is allowed.
(1) Article 180. (1)of the Health Care Act
(3) ibid; Article 180 (4)
(4) ibid; Article 180. (5)
(5) ibid; Article 181. (1).
(6) ibid; Article 182. (1)