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Public supports preimplantation genetic diagnosis for couples at risk

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 24 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1207
  1. Alex Vass
  1. BMJ

    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 …

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