Choosing your baby

Deech, B. R. (Baroness Ruth)


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How IVF and embryology have developed to enable would-be parents to use embryo diagnosis to select an embryo free of an inherited disease. We will question whether this has an adverse effect on attitudes towards the disabled. How do we draw the line between eugenics and doing the best for the unborn child? The advantages and disadvantages of choosing the sex of a baby, and attitudes in other countries. In future might it be possible to select the child's traits through embryo selection? The new law on this will be explained.

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Gresham College

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