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Preimplantation genetic diagnosis


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In Switzerland, an inter-party committee says "no to eugenics"

02 April 2015

The inter-party committee, "Non au DPI" ("No to PGD") has just launched its campaign against constitutional change, which will be put to the public vote on 14...

Israel: 75% of PGD requests favour the selection of male foetuses

24 November 2014

According to the Israeli National Institute for Health Policy Research, 75% of Israelis requesting pre-implantation genetic diagnosis do so in order to ensure...

Swiss legislation on MAP: one party launches a referendum against PGD

19 September 2014

In Switzerland, the debate on the draft bill relating to medically assisted procreation (MAP) authorising recourse to pre-implantation genetic diagnostics (PGD...

Switzerland / in-vitro screening for Down syndrome: the "risk of eugenic spin-offs" revisited

09 September 2014

In March, in Switzerland, the examination of a draft law triggered a debate on genetic testing within the scope of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF). The main...


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