Designing babies to breed out disability?

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We have a moral obligation to have healthier children, an ethicist tells SBS’s Insight. But how far should we go with genetic screening?  When Melissa and Brad Hunter found out they were both cystic fibrosis carriers, they immediately turned to IVF and Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) to prevent their child from developing the genetic condition.

“Naturally we would’ve had a child with cystic fibrosis,” says Brad on SBS’s Insight program. “I wasn’t going to take that risk. I think life is hard enough as it is. “Mentally I don’t think we were ready for that in our life, and we want to give the best chance for our baby boy or baby girl, whatever may have been.”

View the original article here: Designing babies to breed out disability – SBS

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