The English pioneer of IVF warns against the risks of eugenics

Publié le : 16 May 2014

 Lord Robert Winston, the pioneer of IVF in Great Britain, highlights the eugenic risks associated with the use of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).        

During his inaugural speech at a major IVF conference in the United Kingdom, Lord Winston, now aged 73, emphasised the fact that new pre-implantation genetic screening technologies will help wealthy parents to select certain characteristics of their future baby such as intelligence, musical ability or strength. He added that the increasing market for fertility treatments and enhanced human capabilities could lead to a “society in which certain individuals could pose something of a threat to humanity“. 

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