In-vitro genetic screening: is the science cringe worthy, or praise worthy?
February 26, 2009 7:36 AM Subscribe
posted by tybeet (70 comments total)
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: For a mere $18,400
you could have your very own sex-screened child. Don't care about the sex? How about screened for hair color, eye color, or cancer tendencies
? (via (via))Hot off the presses:
"A Baby, Please. Blond, Freckles -- Hold the Colic
"Parents choose baby's gender
" [I recommend watching this video with a dose of Sigur Ros accompaniment.]
"Designer Babies - Like It Or Not, Here They Come
The Fertility Institutes:
"100% PGD Gender Selection Program seen on 60 Minutes
"PGD" (preimplantation genetic diagnosis) has taken sex selection to the next and most successful level ever (greater than 99.9%). Results from our PGD process far exceed reported results from any and all other processes. The PGD process allows nature to take a more natural course in the fertilization process. Sperm that have been filtered by our standard sperm preparation process are allowed to fertilize the eggs obtained from the female "in vitro" (in our highly specialized fertility laboratory). The embryos resulting from this specialized fertilization process are then screened by our genetics team to determine both their gender and that selected chromosome pairs have resulted in an expected normal genetic pairing outcome (this process is called "aneuploidy" screening). This gender determination process at the very early development level as made famous by our Center, has resulted in the ability to provide sex selection results for the chosen gender far in excess of 99.9%.
In fact, with over 3800 cases, there has been a success rate of 100%