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Thursday, April 24, 2014

PGD Presentation

My presentation on pre-implantation diagnosis (PGD) will focus more on the science behind the genetic selection of embryos. Although we have discussed "designer babies" and mentioned PGD  at great length, the actual process has usually only been skimmed. I know that sometimes my understanding can be enhanced through pictures and further explanation, so before we leave this class I thought it would be beneficial for us all to have a very well-rounded knowledge of PGD in case we are faced with the possibility of genetic enhancement for our future children. This includes how much the procedure costs and some negative medical consequences that are possible.

Here is a link describing what PGD is and some questions people should ask before they follow through with the procedure.

Here is a link about "digital baby" screening:

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