This is one of the most controversial measures in the bioethics bill. Rejected at first reading in the National Assembly, the extension of the preimplantation diagnosis to the search for aneuploidies (chromosomal anomalies), or DPI-A, returned to the Senate then was the subject of a new amendment in the special committee bioethics. It should generate very lively debates in the coming hours, during the second reading of the bill in the National Assembly.

Some see it as an unexpected chance to improve the chances of success of in vitro fertilization (IVF), especially in women over 35 years. Others question its effectiveness, seeing it as a stigmatization of disability, and above all a slide towards serious eugenic abuses.

The “abnormal” embryos scrutinized

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) aims to analyze the genetic heritage of an embryo obtained by in vitro fertilization (IVF), before its transfer to the woman’s uterus, in order to prevent the transmission of a genetic disease present in parents. In France, PGD is reserved for couples when there is a proven risk of transmitting a particularly serious genetic disease. It is then a question of selecting the embryo or embryos not carrying this disease before the transfer in utero. PGD ​​mainly concerns pathologies such as cystic fibrosis or Huntington’s chorea, two hereditary diseases.

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“We, parents of so-called” imperfect “children, refuse eugenics 2.0”
Bioethics law: tense debate on the risk of eugenics
Pre-implantation diagnosis: “People with trisomy 21 deserve to live!”
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