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because of the possibility the child would be seen simply as a “medical product” Head of ethics and policy for the British Medical Association, Dr. Vivienne Nathanson says, “We would have very serious concerns that he is a commodity rather than a person”
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For or Against Designer Babies? James Yeandel, spokesperson for HFEA says, “An application for use of PGD for a purpose such as creating a transplant match would have to be considered by the authority’s licensing committee.” In 2004, HFEA considered a relaxation of regulations governing designer babies so that parents could screen embryos for genetic traits and use them as donor siblings The authority debated whether parents should be allowed to test embryos solely for desirable characteristics and not just for genes that cause devastating illnesses at a young age If approved, it would permit screening techniques to create babies whose umbilical cord blood could save the life of a sick sibling
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For or Against Designer Babies? What are the Fertility Institutes? They provide a variety of fertility and infertility services, including PGD They have nothing against the designer baby and have the world’s leading, highly successful, and most respected gender selection program (99.9% accuracy) Can be found in Los Angeles, New York, and Mexico Couples will be able to select both the gender and physical traits of their children Growth of PGD is unfettered by any state or federal regulations in the United States
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For or Against Designer Babies? Mark Hughes, a pioneer of the PGD process and director of Genesis Genetics Institute says, “It’s technically feasible and it can be done,” adding that “no legitimate lab would get into it and, if they did, they’d be ostracized.” Fertility Institutes disagrees “This is cosmetic medicine,” says director Jeff Steinberg. “Others
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