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'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say - BBC News

'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say - BBC News | Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis | Scoop.it
Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.
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Breeding out disease with reproductive genetics

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Norah O'Donnell looks into a controversial procedure that could stop the spread of dangerous genes that have stalked families for generations
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Reason: reduce pregnancy risk in older women

 

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Wonders of science a gift for baby at risk of blindness

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Embryo screening creating designer bub or giving best chance at life?

Embryo screening creating designer bub or giving best chance at life? | Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis | Scoop.it
SO far this year, Repromed has performed single gene PGD with seven couples, resulting in two successful pregnancies.
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Increasingly, Couples Use Embryo Screening

Increasingly, Couples Use Embryo Screening | Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis | Scoop.it
Science news from The Washington Post. Read about the latest breakthroughs in technology, medicine and communications.
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1.7 million embryos created for IVF have been thrown away, and just 7 per cent lead to pregnancy

1.7 million embryos created for IVF have been thrown away, and just 7 per cent lead to pregnancy | Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis | Scoop.it
Figures show for every woman who conceives a child through in vitro fertilisation, 15 embryos are made, and almost half of them are discarded during or after the process.
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Genetic screening could become the norm in IVF - Telegraph

Genetic screening could become the norm in IVF - Telegraph | Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis | Scoop.it
Genetic screening could be offered to all couples undergoing IVF in future following the development of new tests which can dramatically increase the chance of success.
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Meet the First Baby Born After Genetic Embryo Screening - Mashable

Meet the First Baby Born After Genetic Embryo Screening - Mashable | Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis | Scoop.it
CBS News Meet the First Baby Born After Genetic Embryo Screening Mashable What makes Connor Levy, a baby born on May 18, special is that his genome was sequenced for abnormalities before he was born — meaning the doctors examined him as an embryo...
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Wanting Babies Like Themselves, Some Parents Choose Genetic Defects - New York Times

Wanting Babies Like Themselves, Some Parents Choose Genetic Defects - New York Times | Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis | Scoop.it
Controlling a child’s genetic makeup, even to preserve what some would consider a disease, is the latest tactic of some parents.
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This is listed as an essay. Note the author and think about how the author's purpose determines the tone and voice of the article. How is it different from a news article?

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Building Baby From the Genes Up

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Why should we think that the human genome is a once-and-for-all finished, untamperable product?
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