Designer Babies?

A team from China grabbed the headlines last month when it announced it had edited DNA in the nucleus of human embryos.

In 1988, doctors at the Hammersmith Hospital in London pioneered a procedure known as pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), which would enable doctors to “design” a baby that did not carry the genes for some inherited conditions.

This is not science fiction. Parents are already using PGD to choose the sex of their unborn child. In 2009, an American clinic went a step further and announced it would offer a new service allowing couples to select some physical traits of their babies (this offer was later withdrawn).


Wonder if they’ve PGD’d this problem?

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