Category Archives: Genetic Testing

Genetic counselors and sex selection abortions


  By Sarah Terzo Rayna Rapp interviewed counselors at genetic clinics where women came to have their babies tested for disabilities

“Regardless of size, shape or differences, each unborn child is one of a kind”


  By Dave Andrusko After all this time, I still have to remind

Eugenic Pre-Natal Cleansing Spreads to Autism


By Wesley J. Smith More boys than girls have autism, so now, an Australian IVF clinic will search out male embryos

The cost of “progress”

Will Saletan

By Dave Andrusko Rarely would you get a headline that more accurately captures both the core of the story and the ethical implications.

New England Journal of Medicine study could spur call for wider use of prenatal genetic scanning


By Dave Andrusko A nationwide study of 4,400 women published in

The New Eugenics: Engineering “Moral Enhancement” by embryo screening and selective abortion

Julian Savulescu

By Richard Weikart Recently Oxford philosophy professor Julian Savulescu moved his campaign for “moral enhancement”

NBC’s Nancy Snyderman: It’s ‘Pro-Science’ to Abort Children With Genetic Defects

Nancy Snyderman

By Kyle Drennen Editor’s note. This appeared last week at and is reprinted with permission.

New Test opens “Pandora’s Box”

By Dave Andrusko We’ve written two stories about a very important topic—a new noninvasive procedure that may allow women someday to test

New non-invasive pre-natal test raises enormous ethical issues


By Dave Andrusko “What if you could read much of your child’s medical future while it was still in

Geneticist claims that weeding out embryos with severe genetic abnormalities is ‘a tremendous blessing and a wonderful thing’

By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a

Are IVF clinics hiding the risks of PGD from parents?


By  Michael Cook Editor’s note. This appeared at and is reprinted with permission. American couples who

Parents can have a duty to use pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, say bioethicists


By Michael Cook Editor’s note. This appears at and is reprinted with permission. When