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Science: Human Reproduction



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Designer Babies

Designer babies An article presenting the view in opposition to having a pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, in order to create a 'saviour sibling', where a serious disease threatens the life of a living child.
Designer babies: Ethical considerations by Nicholas Aga explores issues resulting from advances in genetics, that may make it possible to 'select' children's genes and characteristics.
Designer baby bid gets go-ahead A 2006, BBC news article about 'a couple from Leicester have been given permission by the fertility watchdog to have a 'saviour sibling' in a bid to help their sick 20-month-old daughter.' The article is accompanied by related news articles and websites.
How designer children will work How Designer Children Will Work describes how how gene manipulation can produce designer babies. Topics include mapping the human genome, genetic pre-screening and choosing from the genetic menu.
Mother carrying designer baby A BBC news article, 2004, about 'a woman who was given permission to have embryo screening treatment in a bid to save her son is carrying the UK's first 'designer baby' '. The article is accompanied by related news articles and websites.
Reproductive Genetics Institute The Reproductive Genetics Institute is a provider of fertility treatments, such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF), as well as pre implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and prenatal diagnosis. The website provides information about various procedures. The Media section is particularly helpful.
Who's afraid of designer babies? This BBC website provides questions and answers about designer babies and genetic technology. Topics include pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), cloning and gene therapy. The webpage also includes links to related sites.

Library Resources

The Visible Embryo

Visible Embryo