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Salvo 31

Salvo 31

Department: Biohazards — Topic: bioethicsSalvo #31

Unnatural Selection

A Mutation of Genetics by Paige Comstock Cunningham

More and more couples pursuing IVF are also using genetic tests to determine which embryos to transfer into the womb. Most commonly, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is done, to identify serious diseases when one or both parents are carriers. Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) is an exploration, not looking for a particular disease, but to see if any worrisome disease shows up. Recent advances in technology opened the door to even broader screening. Meanwhile, embryos can be frozen pending results of . . .


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