Are IVF clinics hiding the risks of PGD from parents?

By  Michael Cook Editor’s note. This appeared at www.bioedge.org/index.php/bioethics/bioethics_article/10017 and is reprinted with permission. American couples who have pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) done on their embryos are almost never informed of the potential risks of the procedure, a Wellesley College biologist claims in the Journal of Medical Ethics [http://jme.bmj.com/content/early/2012/04/05/medethics-2011-100154.abstract]. Without this vital information, says Michelle …

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Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis is too high a price for a perfect baby

Editor’s note. This appeared earlier this week on the blog of the Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization. Last week the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) held its annual meeting in Stockholm, Sweden on 3-6 July. Not surprisingly we had a number of stories from the papers presented at that meeting filtering …

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