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Should we worry about 'Designer Babies'?

Public discussion on the selection of embryos during IVF for those with specific genes. Talks by experts followed by a discussion.

Due to advances in science, it is now possible for parents to select a child with specific genetic characteristics.
Scientists can screen for genes for serious disorders and susceptibility to certain cancers. They can screen for genes so a child can be a tissue match for an older, ill sibling.

But this process (known as PGD – pre-implantation genetic diagnosis) raises controversial issues.

Could this be the start of a slippery slope?

Speakers: Dr Andrea Edwards (University Hospital of Wales), Dr Annie Procter (All Wales Medical Genetics Service) and Josephine Quintavalle (Comment on Reproductive Ethics - CORE).

The event is free, but you need to register (Claudine Anderson - AndersonCN@cardiff.ac.uk or 02920 475475 extn 253)


Dr Andrea Edwards | talks
Dr Annie Procter | talks | www
Josephine Quintavalle | talks | www


Date and Time:

21 March 2007 at 6:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Stuart St
Cardiff Bay
CF10 5BW
029 2047 5475
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Organised by:

Wales Gene Park
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No admission fee

Available from:

Claudine Anderson - tel. 02920 475 475 or email andersoncn@cardiff.ac.uk

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