36-2312. Production of human embryo or human-animal hybrid; purchase or sale; prohibitions; violation; classification; exemptions

A. A person shall not intentionally or knowingly create or attempt to create an in vitro human embryo by any means other than fertilization through the combining of a human egg with a human sperm.

B. A person shall not intentionally or knowingly:

1. Create or attempt to create a human-animal hybrid.

2. Transfer or attempt to transfer a human embryo into a nonhuman womb.

3. Transfer or attempt to transfer a nonhuman embryo into a human womb.

4. Transport or receive for any purpose a human-animal hybrid.

C. A person shall not purchase or sell or offer to purchase or sell an in vitro human embryo and shall not advertise for the purchase or sale of an in vitro human embryo.  This subsection does not prohibit payment to a physician by a patient or on a patient's behalf for otherwise lawful services to treat infertility.

D. A person who violates this section is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor.

E. This section does not prohibit either of the following if the activity does not violate subsection B or meet the definition of human-animal hybrid:

1. Research involving the use of transgenic animal models containing human genes.

2. Xenotransplantation of human organs, tissues or cells into recipient animals other than animal embryos.