Controversial Genetic Tests German Parliament Allows Some Embryo Screening

A new measure passed by German lawmakers will let would-be parents test fertilized embryos for possible life-threatening genetic defects. Critics say "pre-implantation genetic diganosis" is a step toward designer babies -- but the law will now make exceptions to prevent stillbirths and genetic diseases.
Human genetic material in a Munich laboratory: Germany will now permit limited pre-implantation genetic diagnosis of fertilized embryos.

Human genetic material in a Munich laboratory: Germany will now permit limited pre-implantation genetic diagnosis of fertilized embryos.

MICHAEL DALDER/ REUTERS
msm, with wire reports
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