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Preimplantation genetic diagnosis


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Switzerland: Disabled persons’ organisations adopt a united front against PGD (pre-implantation genetic diagnosis)

10 June 2015

Switzerland should announce its position regarding Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis on 14 June.  An inter-party committee has been formed, refusing to...

PGD (pre-implantation genetic diagnosis): a new, “faster” and “more reliable” test

01 June 2015

Scientists at UZ Leuven have developed a test to detect congenital genetic diseases in embryos produced by in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), the results of which...

Switzerland: the Federation of Protestant Churches opposes authorisation of PGD (pre-implantation genetic diagnosis)

13 May 2015

Following in the steps of the country’s bishops, the Fédération des Eglises Protestantes de Suisse (FEPS) (Federation of Protestant Churches of Switzerland)...

Switzerland: Bishops oppose authorisation of PGD

12 May 2015

On 14 June, the Swiss people will be invited to vote for or against an amendment in the Federal Constitution proposed by Parliament and “destined to pave...


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