Gene testing of embryos needs guiding

Hayden, Erika Check
November 2008
Nature;11/20/2008, Vol. 456 Issue 7220, p288
Academic Journal
The article discusses gene testing and the technology that may be available to couples through personal genomics companies. Fertility doctors use genetic analysis to check for genetic abnormalities in embryonic cells. Parents can choose which embryos to transfer based on the results. Also discussed are single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and their use in genetic testing for various diseases such as cancer syndromes and diabetes.


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