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Preimplantation Genetic Testing: Benefits and Concerns

Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT) is used to examine the genetic and chromosomal makeup of a pre-embryo in the laboratory before it is implanted into the maternal womb. Like many scientific advances, this is a breakthrough that might hold the promise of hugely significant benefits to both individuals and scientific communities but also carries the potential for misuse. These potential uses of the technology in ways that were not part of the original intention have raised ethical concerns for current and future applications.