14 Sep 2017

Traditional pregnancy a thing of the past?

From Nine To Noon, 9:39 am on 14 September 2017

Dr Jeanne Snelling from the University of Otago's Bioethics Centre and Faculty of Law, discuses the rapid developments in fertility treatments and their ethical considerations. She is the lead author of a report looking at a number of new technologies including : Non-invasive prenatal testing - which enables foetal information to be gleaned from a maternal blood test as early as 10 weeks into pregnancy; chromosomal microarray testing - that may be performed at about 18 weeks following invasive amniocentesis, and pre-implantation genetic testing of IVF embryos - involving the latest high-resolution, next generation sequencing.