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Germany: the upper chamber of the Parliament gives the green light to pre-implantation genetic diagnosis

Publié le : 12 February 2013

 On Friday, February 1st, "the upper chamber of the German parliament, the Bundesrat, gave the green light for restricted access to genetic tests on the embryo to be implanted (pre-implantation genetic diagnosis – PGD)." A year and a half ago, it was the lower chamber of the parliament, the Bundestag, which had voted in favour. Through this authorisation, "access to PGD is now open for parents with antecedents of serious hereditary diseases, or if the risk of miscarriage or of bearing a still-born child is considerable.

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