IVF: Choose Your Babies Hair, Eye and Skin Color Before You Ever Get Pregnant

3/05/2009 03:19:00 PM ·

Should life create science or science create life? Either way, humans must decide when and where the line in the sand will be drawn when it comes to reproductive technology.

In vitro fertilization (IVF) became a successful means of reproduction in 1978. Since then, it has become a feasible, although not necessarily affordable, method of pregnancy for people that have certain infertility problems or desire multiple births. IVF involves controlling and stimulating the ovulation process. The resulting eggs are then removed from the ovaries. The eggs will be fertilized in a Petri-dish or test tube. Once the egg is fertilized, it becomes a zygote, and it can then be transferred to the uterus for a pregnancy.Continued

Contributed by Joe Oliver

Topic: Science

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