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How do fertility treatments help get rid of disease and disability and is this eugenics?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: PGD 4 some diseases

In vitro fertilization can be combined with preimplantation genetic diagnosis where we test embryos for a genetic disorder before replacing disease-free embryos or carriers back into the mother's uterus.
This can be done for any known single-gene disease like cystic fibrosis. Most diseases involve multiple genes, like diabetes. So a very limited form of eugenics for individual families at risk.

In brief: PGD 4 some diseases

In vitro fertilization can be combined with preimplantation genetic diagnosis where we test embryos for a genetic disorder before replacing disease-free embryos or carriers back into the mother's uterus.
This can be done for any known single-gene disease like cystic fibrosis. Most diseases involve multiple genes, like diabetes. So a very limited form of eugenics for individual families at risk.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
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