Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority warns that children conceived through IVF have a thirty percent higher risk of genetic abnormalities

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has issued a warning saying that parents should be told of the risks associated with IVF, but emphasized that not all the risks are fully understood and more research is needed.

Research by the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, published online last month in the Human Reproduction journal, found that IVF babies suffer from heart valve defects, cleft lip and palate, and digestive system abnormalities due to the bowel or esophagus failing to form properly.

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Euripides said...

Funny, I just commented on another blog where the guy was talking about how easy it is to make babies and how wonderful IVF was. I guess there was a cloud behind the silver lining after all. Thanks.

Secular Heretic said...

I think IVF is a bad way to go. It is one step closer to selecting people based on their genetic code rather than accepting all people because they are human.