The Ethics of Testing Embryos for Disease

A London doctor used genetic screening to help a woman conceive Britain's first baby guaranteed to be free of hereditary breast cancer. The 27-year-old woman decided to have her embryos screened for an inherited gene that would have left the baby with a 50 percent chance of developing breast cancer. The woman has a long history of breast cancer in her family, and her husband tested positive for the gene. The embryo screening, called preimplantation genetic diagnosis, entails removing...Full Story
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