Genetics: Coitus Defuntus

April 7, 2016

(Nature) – In The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction, lawyer and bioethicist Henry Greely does an enviable job of explaining the scientific underpinnings and legal regulation of current reproductive and genetic technologies. The central focus of his book is his prediction that a new technology will develop — one that he dubs “Easy PGD”. Greely envisions a situation in which a woman will not have to undergo treatment with hormones and have her eggs removed to produce an embryo for testing — as is done in the course of IVF.