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Designer Babies: The Truth Behind Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

March 28, 2016

(Medical Daily) – The fear of designer babies may be real, but not everything people believe about them is true. Even the term designer baby insinuates vanity, suggesting a process in which couples can pick out traits for their child as easily as if they were choosing fabric samples for their home and removing entire traits or disabilities from the population. The reality behind such children is far from that flippant scenario, however: Here are four of the most common beliefs about designer babies, and how accurate they actually are.

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