Public supports preimplantation genetic diagnosis for couples at riskBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7323.1207 (Published 24 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1207
- Alex Vass
A report published last week shows public support for the use of genetic testing on embryos in couples at risk of having a baby with a serious genetic disorder.
The document reports the results of a questionnaire survey, commissioned in 1999 by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the Human Genetics Commission, of 124 individuals and 47 organisations.
Over 70% of the individuals were in favour of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, but a closer examination of the figures shows a distinct variation between certain …