Thursday, May 10, 2007

HFEA permits embryo selection for hair colour

Briefing: remember, what this means is destroying all the embryos that do not have the required characteristics.

From CFNews: The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has granted the first-ever licence for embryo screening for a cosmetic defect. The licence was granted to Prof Gedis Grudzinskas of the Bridge Centre family clinic in London to help a businessman and his wife, both of whom have squints, to create a baby without the condition. Prof Gudzinskas said that he would seek to screen embryos for any genetic factor that would cause a family 'severe distress' including hair colour.

1 comment:

Svigor said...

Hi, I'm sympathetic to Christianity but you guys are making an enemy of people like me with your stance on the right to human improvement.

remember, what this means is destroying all the embryos that do not have the required characteristics.

Wrong, I could care less about the unused embryos, so we can all work this out. I'm sure the doctors would be willing to send you the unused embryos so you can breastfeed them or whatever it is you'd like to see done with them.

Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen