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Embryo Testing Stokes Concern over Designer Babies
The era of designer babies may be closer than most people think, one of Canada’s leading figures in reproductive medicine is warning. New techniques that test each and every chromosome in human embryos for abnormalities, and screen for hundreds of genetic diseases, are opening the door to a new era in assisted procreation — one that Canadians have not even begun to grapple with, says Dr. Roger Pierson, director of the Reproductive Biology Research Unit at the University of Saskatchewan.
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