Hot Genes for Sale?

A website offers eggs--but maybe just for browsing

Why is it that the biggest debates on bioethics tend to be triggered by oddballs? In early 1998, eccentric physicist Richard Seed ignited a furor when he vowed to clone a human being. (He hasn't been heard from since.) Now comes Ron Harris--fashion photographer, soft-core-porn videographer and the entrepreneurial mind behind such Web ventures as Eros Entertainment Inc. Harris' latest idea: a sexy, come-hither website called Ron's Angels that intends to auction off the eggs of beautiful models.

The site's debut last week at www.ronsangels.com outraged fertility experts and ethicists, who accused Harris of everything from running a soft-core...

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