Navigation Links
Many Couples Opting For "Designer Babies"

Nearly 50% of fertility clinics in the US are allowing parents to select the sex of their child, a survey found. It also found that in 9 percent of the cases there was no need to perform Sex selection. //

Dr. William Gibbons, president of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, which assisted with the survey, said that in most cases the gender selection tests were being performed for the right reasons like avoiding genetically transmitted diseases.

"There are thousands of babies born now that we know are going to be free of lethal and/or devastating genetic diseases. That's a good thing," he said. But some survey findings indicate that Americans are seeking "designer babies" in increased numbers.

"That's a big problem if that's true," Boston University ethicist George Annas said of the sex-selection finding. "This is not a risk-free technique." Lead researcher Susanna Baruch, a lawyer at Johns Hopkins University's Genetics and Public Policy Center in Washington conducted the survey of 415 fertility clinics, of which 190 responded.

While in many cases pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, or PGD was used to detect life-threatening diseases, sex selection was also a factor. "This is the first time anyone has tried to quantify how often PGD is done and what it's being offered for," Baruch said
RAS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Couples in Britain can have “designer” babis
2. Wound Healing Found To Be Slower In Couples Who Fight Often
3. Shortage of NHS funds: Many Couples Denied Infertility Treatment
4. Courting Couples Use Valentine’s Day Threat to Their Advantag
5. Couples To Swap Kidneys In Chicago
6. Sleeping Position Speaks A Lot About The Couples Relationship
7. Gender Equality among Older Couples Plays a Vital Role in Their Sex Life
8. Uganda Shows Increased HIV Discordant Couples
9. Infertile Couples Should Keep Trying Naturally
10. Stress and Pollution are Major Cause of Infertility Among Urban Couples
11. Beautiful Couples Tend To Have More Daughters
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/27/2016)... ... ... "FCPX editors can now reveal their media with growing colorful split screen ... - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Color brings the split screens ... reveal the media of their split screens with growing colorful panels. , ProSlice Color ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating to ... of individuals in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to be ... vision and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way of ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by ... to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from ... the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking ... American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical ... effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned his Bachelors ... Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at Scripps Green ... hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity to train ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... BEIJING , June 24, 2016 Dehaier ... or the "Company"), which develops, markets and sells medical ... China , signed a strategic cooperation agreement with ... as "Hongyuan Supply Chain") on June 20, 2016, to ... Under the strategic cooperation agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: ... drugs, announced today that it was added to the ... its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes ... important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer ... our progress in developing drugs for crucial unmet medical ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Market - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... method for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the ... from the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to ... chloride in balance. Increasing number of ESRD ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: