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‘Designer babies’ patent – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on October 4th, 2013.

A patent on a method which allows prospective parents to pick and choose their children’s traits prior to undergoing fertility treatment has alarmed many ethicists and genetics researchers. The patent, granted to the direct-to-consumer genetics company 23andMe last week, lays claim to a broad genetic analysis tool for allowing parents to select for specific traits in their […]

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