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UK regulator seeks views on genetic testing of embryos

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 17 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1164
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The United Kingdom's fertility regulator is seeking the views of the public on how far scientists and doctors should be allowed to go in screening embryos for genetic faults.

    The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority hopes to capture opinions on current technologies, such as the ability to test for genes for breast cancer, as well as possible future developments, such as potential screening for inherited forms of Alzheimer's disease.

    It will use feedback on a discussion paper on the ethical implications …

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