PGH - No more Defective Genes No more Defective Kids
"raw dogma" by Nkrumah Steward, creator of 8BM.com
The future’s so bright I’ve got to wear shades.
It's not your grandfather's eugenics, but pre-implantation genetic haplotyping could change the nature of human reproduction.
This is what I have to say to those scientists that always have these bleak visions of the future.
Take it from me, although I don’t know much about science, things look good from where I am sitting.
Scientists announced today a new technique which will make sure that people that are at risk of having children that are born with muscular dystrophy or cystic fibrosis can have perfectly healthy babies through Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).
Who needs to cure shit if you can prevent it from happening in the first place?
The technique is called pre-implantation genetic haplotyping (PGH). About 200 inherited defects can already be detected using this pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) technique, but this new way even adds some rare stuff that the other technique doesn’t catch. And the best part is that if it comes up that you are going to have a screwed up kid, don’t panic they know how to fix it from happening.
No more defective kids. What could be wrong with that?
All PGH needs to work is to take a single cell from the embryo.
What a small price to pay for making sure your kid doesn’t come out with 2 heads.
Leave it up to science fiction writers and scientists to see this as the first step down a slippery slope into a post-apocalyptic nightmare, where preventing terrible inheritable genetic diseases somehow inadvertently creates a race of supra-humans, who otherwise would’ve been born retarded and twisted up like pretzels, but now who serve as our overlords in an unimaginably oppressive society that they rule with an iron fist.
Source: New embryo tests to cut risk of genetic disorders, associated press, June 19, 2006
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