Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis

By Razib Khan | December 22, 2006 4:19 am

Via Genetics and Health, Many Clinics Use Genetic Diagnosis to Choose Sex (on NPR radio feed). Of course, the couple profiled are brown.
Related: To breed a better human – we have the technology.

  • dcmichelle

    PGD is all over the news these days. Besides gender selection, it’s also being used to “deliberately select defective embryos.”

  • Caledonian

    One person’s defect is another person’s desired trait. Whenever I feel tempted to permit society the power to dictate what is defective and what isn’t, I consider how I’d like it if society suddenly didn’t see things quite the way I do – and I quickly recall why I don’t try to impose my own view onto others.


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I have degrees in biology and biochemistry, a passion for genetics, history, and philosophy, and shrimp is my favorite food. In relation to nationality I'm a American Northwesterner, in politics I'm a reactionary, and as for religion I have none (I'm an atheist). If you want to know more, see the links at


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