Genetic diagnosis of embryos: Clear explanation, not rhetoric, is needed

Bouffard, Chantal; Viville, Stéphane; Knoppers, Bartha Maria
September 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/15/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 6/7, p387
Academic Journal
The article presents a reprint of the article "Genetic Diagnosis of Embryos: Clear Explanation, Not Rhetoric, Is needed," which appeared at www.cmaj.ca. It examines the debate on genetic testing and embryonic research, particularly refer to the use of words that distorted public and scientific discourse. It founds that the terms, eugenics and the perfect child, needlessly polarizes debate. It added that clear explanations rather than rhetoric will promote adoption of sound public policy.


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