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Gene Technology

Genetic testing and genetic screening
Labelling GM foods The Australian New Zealand Food standards site

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 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.
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.

Additional Websites

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing Search here for genetically modified foods

Gene Technology Issues

Global issues Genetically engineered food


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Genetic engineering - Moral and ethical aspects,
Genetically engineered food


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Genetic engineering