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Scientists map DNA of fetuses and raise ethical questions about ‘designer’ babies

By The Christian Science Monitor
Friday, June 8, 2012 16:36 EDT
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University of Washington researcher Jay Shendure screenshot via CNN
 
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A stunning breakthrough in biotechnology was announced this week that brings humanity closer to an Orwellian prospect: parents being able to choose the characteristics of an unborn child. For the first time, scientists have mapped the DNA of a fetus. They did so by using specimens from a pregnant woman…

 

 

[University of Washington researcher Jay Shendure screenshot via CNN]

 
 
 
 
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