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Preimplantation genetic diagnosis


Bioethics press synthesis

MAP: Pre-implantation genetic screening "is of no interest"

04 October 2016

PGS or Preimplantation Genetic Screening is an embryo selection technique used in in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) protocols[1]. The aim is "to eliminate embryos...

British scientists want to test the “stress response” of embryos conceived by IVF

05 July 2016

To increase in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) success rates and even “exceed that observed during natural fertilisation”, British scientists have put pressure on...

Authorisation of Pre-Implantation Screening in Switzerland: Multiple reactions

07 June 2016

On Sunday, the people of Switzerland accepted changes to the law governing Medically Assisted Procreation (see Pre-implantation Screening authorised in...

“PID is not seeking to reduce the disability but to get rid of the disabled”

26 May 2016

François Xavier Putallaz, Professor of Philosophy at Freiburg University, reviewed legislation governing the application of PGS(prenatal genetic screening), to...


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