Embryonic IQ tests could ‘screen’ for less intelligent children, firm says
Washington D.C., Nov 22, 2018 / 08:30 am (CNA).- A company claims to have developed a new test that will permit parents to test and screen embryos for intelligence during the process of in vitro fertilization. The development could lead to increased commodification of human life, a Catholic University of America professor has said.
The firm, Genomic Prediction, claims to have developed a means of screening embryos created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) for a multitude of traits, including inheritable diseases and propensity for intelligence.
Genomic Prediction says its tests will be able to scan embryos for a multitude of conditions.