The Fertility Institutes in Los Angeles, which last month said it would soon help couples select a baby’s gender and physical traits when undergoing a form of fertility treatment, has announced it will no longer proceed with the project.
The clinic, which has locations in Los Angeles, Mexico and New York, told the Wall Street Journal last month it had received a half-dozen requests for babies with specific physical characteristics.
But the clinic’s Web site, has now posted its “Latest News”:
“In response to feedback received related to our plans to introduce preimplantation genetic prediction of eye pigmentation, an internal, self-regulatory decision has been made to proceed no further with this project….”
Biotech Ethics BLOG
This blog is about ethical issues in the biotechnology industry. That includes all 3 main areas of that industry: health biotech, food biotech, and industrial biotech. (The last two are particularly important, and don't get enough attention.)
Unlike my Business Ethics Blog, this one will focus on aggregating information, rather than offering much commentary.
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