"[PGS] is based on the concept that the entire chromosomal constitution of an embryo can be represented by a single cell, which is removed from the embryo. If one biopsied cell is found to be abnormal, there is a 90% chance that the rest of the embryo is also abnormal or mosaic, where two or more cells with different chromosomal constitution exist in a single embryo."
Well it seems that embryos have the ability to self-correct.
"We found that embryos which were abnormal on day 3 demonstrated a high rate of mosaicism However, on day 5 some of them had undergone 'self-correction' into normal embryos. Others kept the same abnormalities, while some had VCV Read More...
Swedish authorities have permitted three families to screen embryos in order to create a child that will act as a stem cell donor for a dying sibling.
"Under the procedure, an embryo is tested in vitro for a desired genotype before implantation into the uterus, in what is called pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). That has been allowed for some time in Sweden, in particular to screen for single-gene diseases such as cystic fibrosis as well as chromosomal abnormalities such as Down's Syndrome. But for the first time, authorities will allow the embryos to be screened to find a tissue match for a sick sibling, in a process called human leukocyte antigen testing (HLA)."
"After the child is born, stem cells from its placenta and umbilical cord are transferred to the sick sibling. Once in the bone marrow, the stem cells will start producing blood cells. These are the first cases in Sweden to be granted the procedure following a law on genetic screening that came into force in July last year. The procedure has been criticized by some who consider the screening process unethical.
Call me negative! I can already see the future headline: "Embryo shopping approved for the dying"--after all --why stop at siblings? It is only a matter of time before master embryos are created which would enable us to shop for a biological slave that could save us from suffering and death.
We look with horror on the attempts by Nazi Germany to create a perfect race by "improving" the Aryan gene pool. Recently a rare collection of documents held by the Red Cross, in the small German town of Bad Arolsen revealed the methods that were used to create the Master race. Some 250 "racially desirable" toddlers and young children were seized from Polish homes and adopted out to German families. Another Nazi command decrees: "All Polish orphans need to be checked for their potential for Germanization". The Nazis also ran "birthing homes" where racially acceptable, unwed mothers would bear children for adoption by Nazi families. An estimated 20,000 were born in these homes. From Taipei Times:
"With their neatly bobbed blonde hair and wide blue eyes, Alodia and her sister, Daria, qualified. "They told me that I have nice features -- like German features," Alodia Witaszek recalls today, at 69, sitting in her living room in the Polish city of Poznan, where she was born. "I was a `gift for the Fuehrer' -- that's what they called us," she said.
Now a British clinic will start screening and weeding out embryos for cosmetic defects From Telegraph.co.uk :
Embryos are to be screened for a cosmetic defect for the first time in a British clinic.
Doctors have been given permission to create a baby free from a Read More...
The lines of creation have been breached by man and it is a slippery slope that seemingly cannot be stopped. We are truly embarking upon a grotesque, Frankenstein era of biological experiments that do not even seem to phase the Western world. Despite the fact that God prevented the conception of children by homosexuals, it will nevertheless become a "RIGHT" in the future.
From The Independent: The prospect of all-female conception
"Women might soon be able to produce sperm in a development that could allow lesbian couples to have their own biological daughters, according to a pioneering study published today.
Scientists are seeking ethical permission to produce synthetic sperm cells from a woman's bone marrow tissue after Read More...