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Dr David King

BioNews Comment articles written by Dr David King:

The case for case-by-case regulation of PGD

18 January 2010 - by Dr David King

On 20 January, the UK's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) will decide whether to continue the case-by-case regulation of two types of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) applications: those for late onset conditions and tissue typing of embryos to produce a 'saviour sibling'.... [Read More]

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and 'slippery slopes'

13 May 2007 - by Dr David King

Recent news stories about the development of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) tests for familial Alzheimer's disease and congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles (CFEM) have raised questions about 'slippery slopes' and the limits of PGD. Although not a disabled people's organisation, Human Genetics Alert approaches these issues from a disability... [Read More]

The case against sex selection

08 October 2003 - by Dr David King

Sex selection is the exercise of sexism at the most profound level, choosing who gets born, and which types of lives are preferred. In traditional-patriarchal societies, such as in India and China, the preference for boys has led to huge imbalances in the sex ratio in the population. In western... [Read More]


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