[Ed. – It took some digging, as the study sponsor is not mentioned in the various popular media reports on this so far. But the published article on the study (abstract here) lists a U.S. company, Previvo Genetics, Inc., as the “sole sponsor.” The headquarters is given here as San Carlos, CA; the (apparent) parent website for Previvo provides an address in Colorado. H/t: Breitbart]
Researchers have conducted a controversial study that involved paying dozens of young women at a hospital near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, to get artificially inseminated so their embryos could be flushed out of their bodies and analyzed for research purposes. …
“We have now a method that can produce embryos that are of good quality or better than in vitro fertilization,” says Santiago Munne, a reproductive geneticist who led the study when he worked at CooperGenomics in Livingston, N.J. Munne now works at Overture Life, a Madrid-based company that makes infertility treatment equipment.
But others denounce the research as unethical.
“What this essentially does is use a woman’s body as a petri dish,” says Laurie Zoloth, a bioethicist at the University of Chicago.