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Let parents decide

Twenty years on from the first pregnancies after preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Alan Handyside argues that informed prospective parents are largely good guides to the use of the thriving technology.

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Alan Handyside has a patent application for a method of analysing SNP data from single cells, and the clinic at the London Bridge Fertility, Gynaecology and Genetics Centre where he works has a private lab (Bridge Genoma) for PGD testing. He is also an unpaid consultant with Reprogenetics, a PGD-testing lab in West Orange, New Jersey, USA.

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Handyside, A. Let parents decide. Nature 464, 978–979 (2010).

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