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Genetic Testing: Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

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In the last 20 years, genetic testing has advanced rapidly. It is now possible for families to test embryos for inherited diseases and only implant those who do not carry the disease. Through Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), families can carry children free of inherited diseases such as Huntington's disease or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The following article looks at how this technology is being used.

This technology is not without controversy. Many feel we are playing God. We are learning what genes help determine height, intelligence, and other features making it theoretically possible for parents to design their children.

How do you feel about this technology? What should it be used for? Have you found any other ways people can use our knowledge of genetics? What services are being offered now in reproductive ways, medicine or sports?

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http://www.counterbalance.org/stemcell/moral1-body.html

http://www.discoverymedicine.com/category/therapeutic-technology-and-methodology/diagnosis/genetic-testing-diagnosis/

How do you feel about this? What should it be used for? Have you found any other ways people can use our knowledge of? What services are being offered now in genetics technology for reproduction, medicine or sports?

This technology is against my religious beliefs and I certainly believe that it is unethical and will lead to man altering the natural balance of life. Tests that ...

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This solution discusses genetic testing and related ethical considerations.

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