Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Essay

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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is a procedure used to identify genetic faults in embryos created with In-Vitro Fertilization. In the movie, GATTACA, PGD is the social standard. I disagree with the widespread use of PGD. In GATTACA, Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis is always the answer. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis is a procedure used to identify defects within embryos creates through in vitro fertilization. The procedure is as followed; First, a few cells are extracted from the embryo. Next, the cells are evaluated to identify any genetic defects and where they came from. After the embryos have been examined the embryos without any defects will be placed inside the mother’s uterus. Additional embryo’s free of genetic faults can be frozen for future use. The embryos with flaws will be destroyed. There are many reasons I am not a fan of this procedure. The children with faults are not loved as much as “perfect” children. Instead of being born with a defect and dealing with it they are destroyed. Killed. Every child should be loved. Whether the child has a genetic imperfection like Down Syndrome or is a genius they should be treated equally. They should be loved. It upsets me that…show more content…
Vincent’s younger brother, Anton, was genetically perfect. He was always competing with Vincent. They always swam as far out into the ocean until someone got scared and turned back. It was the only thing Vincent beat Anton at. “You want to know how I did it? This is how I did it, Anton: I never saved anything for the swim back.” (Niccol) Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis is a procedure I disagree with. People should not be able to pick the perfect child. It should be chance. Whether the children have genetic defects or are ordinary they should still be treated equally and be loved. It is unfair that Vincent was treated so badly. PGD is a procedure that should be stopped
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