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Medicine: Designing Babies / Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis #899895

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 26, 2008
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Rachel Martin) The controversy over designed babies via in vitro fertilization examined thirty years after the birth of the first test-tube baby; details given about preimplantation genetic diagnosis that screens embryos for genetic diseases. [First test tube baby Louise BROWN†- comments.] [The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility director Dr. Zev ROSENWAKS†- says they can have normal children.] [Father Larry ZIMMERMAN†- backs the PGD technology for enabling them to have more children.] [University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics professor Arthur CAPLAN†- raises ethical questions.]

Reporter(s):
Muir, David;
Martin, Rachel
Duration:
00:03:00

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