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France approves exceptional embryo screening

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 07 May 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1186
  1. A Dorozynsk

    The French National Assembly has provoked controversy among doctors by ruling that genetic screening of reimplantation embryos should be authorised in exceptional cases. The ruling amends an earlier vote by the French Senate for a total ban on the technique. Some doctors fear that it may be a first step towards eugenics and have taken full page newspaper advertisements to publicise their …

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