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.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Biology
  • dcmichelle

    PGD is all over the news these days. Besides gender selection, it’s also being used to “deliberately select defective embryos.”
    http://www.slate.com/id/2149854/
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20061228-121824-2277r.htm

  • 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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