Sunday, June 17, 2007

PGD Study: No More Risky than IVF

This BBC News story reports that a recent study on the safety of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) concludes that PGD poses no more of a risk than standard IVF. What does PGD involve? Follow the link at the bottom of my previous post here.

This study is good news and should help strengthen the case for relaxing our attitudes towards utilising PGD, not only for screening for genetic disorders, but also for non-medical purposes like gender selection. I posted some thoughts on this issue back in January, after I presented my paper on the non-medical uses of PGD (see here).