Genetic Testing

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When embyros are produced using IVF, they can be tested to determine if they are carrying any genetic disorders- This is called Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis…

…however, only healthy embryos are implanted in the mother’s womb and all other embryos with genetic disorders are discarded and destroyed.

Also, doctors can test fetus’s by taking out the fluid around the fetus and testing it.

Genetic Testing -Issues Against It 

Results are NOT 100% accurate due to contamination of samples or misinterpretation of the results: FALSE POSITIVE: A healthy person is told that he/she has


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