Ethics of Genetic Testing for Aesthetics

October 5, 2018

(Genome Web) – Some prospective parents are looking beyond genetic testing to determine whether their children might inherit disease-causing mutations to explore their chances of inheriting aesthetic traits like eye color, leading to ethical questions, the Wall Street Journal reports. It writes that companies like Genomic Prediction now offer tests that gauge an embryo’s risk of developing complex health conditions, such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease, and that researchers at that company have been researching whether they can predict height, too.

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