Thursday, September 21, 2006

Designer Babies?

Some interesting news about choices offered at fertility clinics when screening embryos for implantation using IVF.  The technique (PGD) was developed to screen for potentially deadly diseases, but also can be used to screen for non-serious issues, such as the baby's gender.  Many worry that clinics that offer various screening options, will lead to increasing numbers of "designer babies".

Choosing Baby's Sex Becoming Popular - Washington Post

Choosing Baby's Sex Becoming Popular
Washington Post, United States - 3 hours ago
... Almost half of US fertility clinics that offer embryo screening say they allow couples to choose the sex of their child, the most extensive survey of the ...
VITAL EVIDENCE Increasingly, Couples Use Embryo Screening Washington Post
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