There are millions and millions of disease in the world and many of these diseases are genetic. These genetic diseases that have been passed down family lines, pose as a risk to couples that are planning on starting a family. In the “Ethics Questions Arise as Genetic Testing of Embryos Increases,” a young woman and her boyfriend found out that the woman has the genetic disease called “Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker disease, which will cause her to have a “slow and terrible death.” When people find out heartbreaking news like this, they have a lot of decisions to make and a lot of factors to consider if they plan on having children. This one woman still planned on having a child, so they chose a different route and had in vitro fertilization, so the eggs could be tested for the disease-causing gene. The embryos without the gene were the ones that were implanted into her. Now they have two kids that will never have GSS.
The genetic testing of embryos has been around for a long time, and a lot of people have a hard time affording it because it is so expensive due to all the steps that have to be taken.
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