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China’s embrace of embryo selection raises thorny questions

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Fertility centres are making a massive push to increase preimplantation genetic diagnosis in a bid to eradicate certain diseases.

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China’s move to a two-child policy has been a boon for fertility clinics.

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    The photo originally leading this story depicted infants in a hospital in Hong Kong, which was not relevant to the subject matter. It has therefore been deleted.


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Cyranoski, D. China’s embrace of embryo selection raises thorny questions. Nature 548, 272–274 (2017).

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