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The Ethics of Embryonic Sex-Selection Treatments

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The Ethics of Embryonic Sex-Selection Treatments

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The Ethics of Embryonic Sex-Selection Treatments

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Michele Norris talks with Eric Cohen, director of the Biothics and American Democracy Program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, about the ethics concerns over pre-implantation genetics diagnosis for embryo selection.

Cohen says that while it's understandable why parents would want to avoid giving birth to a child with a life threatening disease, it opens up questions about devaluing the lives of people with disabilities, and the temptation to use the technology to try and have only "perfect" children.