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The Future of Embryo Selection

17 days ago   |   By Duke University

IVF clinics have long tested embryos for genetic disorders and abnormalities - but in recent years, new startups have been pushing the envelope of genetic testing, helping parents screen their future children for all kinds of health risks, ranging from diabetes to breast cancer.
Many people see this technology as promising - it can give parents, many of whom have already faced devastating losses, their best shot at having happy, healthy children. But others see a dark side to the advancing field of embryo screening. What happens when testing goes beyond health and parents get the chance to...
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