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2014-01-20 23:04:09

GIA announces the release of a trend report on Designer Babies. The concept of Designer Babies is gaining in popularity driven by developments in genetic engineering that help scientists to screen embryos for genetic disorders to artificially make babies with desired personal and genetic traits. San Jose, California (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Designer babies are defined as babies with artificial genetic makeup selected through a combination of genetic engineering...

Human Genetic Engineering – An Introduction
2013-04-09 15:06:36

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What, Why and How? What exactly is human genetic engineering (HGE or HGM)? It´s a simple question with a complex answer. According to the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP), HGM is a process by which scientists and medical professionals alter the genetic makeup, or DNA, in a living human cell. Ideally, HGM would be used to fix defective genes that cause diseases and other genetic complications. In one...

2009-06-30 14:45:00

British researchers say a genetic test that can determine whether an embryo has any inherited disease could be a less than a year away. The new test would differ from current tests in that it would not require doctors to know the specific genetic mutation involved. It would allow doctors to check whether an embryo is in good overall genetic shape. However, experts caution that there must be strict limits on how such tests are used. The test uses karyomapping, a technique that searches for...

2009-01-26 15:40:00

A new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center found a high desire for additional genetic testing among consumers for life altering and threatening medical conditions including mental retardation, blindness, deafness, cancer, heart disease, dwarfism and shortened lifespan from death by 5 years of age. Consumers, however, are less interested in prenatal genetic testing for traits including tall stature, superior athletic ability and superior intelligence. "Our research has discovered...

2008-10-25 03:00:30

British scientists said a new genetic test can screen embryos for almost any known genetic disease in embryos that are just days old. The Times of London said the "genetic MoT" test will allow couples at risk of passing on gene defects to conceive healthy children using IVF treatment. Currently, only 2 percent of the 15,000 known genetic conditions can be identified through early testing. The test, developed at the Bridge Centre in London, involves creating embryos by in vitro...

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