June 17, 2015

Down Syndrome Screening Isn’t about Public Health. It’s about Eliminating a Group of People.

(Washington Post) – In 2011, the newest feat in prenatal testing was introduced: the NIPT (Non Invasive Prenatal Test). This DNA test can, with reasonable accuracy, detect Down syndrome in early pregnancy from a single drop of blood taken from … Read More

June 15, 2015

Switzerland Votes ‘Yes’ in PGD Embryo Tests Referendum

(Deutsche Welle) – Switzerland has voted in favor of preimplantation diagnosis (PGD) in a nationwide referendum. The constitutional amendment will enable doctors to select which embryos to transplant after artificial insemmination. More than 60 percent of the referendum electorate voted in … Read More

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