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Fit for Life

April 26, 2007

Chapman from World Blog says,

Embryonic survival of the fittest

Two couples will become the first to screen their embryos for breast cancer, selecting only those that don’t have a gene that carries a heightened risk of the disease. While inherently the idea of eradicating any form of cancer from a family line is appealing, the ethical implications can’t be overlooked. As opponents argue, just because the embryo might carry the problem gene, it doesn’t mean the resulting child would definitely contract the disease. Hence, some embryos would be destroyed needlessly. Continue reading here for more on both sides of the coin.

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