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Preimplantation genetic diagnosis and rational choice under risk or uncertainty.

Zuradzki, Tomasz (2014) Preimplantation genetic diagnosis and rational choice under risk or uncertainty. Journal of Medical Ethics, 40 (11). pp. 774-778. ISSN 1473-4257

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In this paper I present an argument in favour of a parental duty to use preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). I argue that if embryos created in vitro were able to decide for themselves in a rational manner, they would sometimes choose PGD as a method of selection. Couples, therefore, should respect their hypothetical choices on a principle similar to that of patient autonomy. My thesis shows that no matter which moral doctrine couples subscribe to, they ought to conduct the PGD procedure in the situations when it is impossible to implant all of the created embryos and if there is a significant risk for giving birth to a child with a serious condition.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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Zuradzki, Tomasz
Keywords: Autonomy; Genetic Screening/Testing; In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer; Public Policy; Reproductive Medicine
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Medicine > Biomedical Ethics
General Issues > Decision Theory
General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Technology
General Issues > Thought Experiments
Depositing User: Mr. Tomasz ┼╗uradzki
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2014 16:28
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2014 16:28
Item ID: 10754
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Medical Ethics
Official URL: http://jme.bmj.com/content/early/2014/05/16/medeth...
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1136/medethics-2013-101470
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Medicine > Biomedical Ethics
General Issues > Decision Theory
General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Technology
General Issues > Thought Experiments
Date: 16 May 2014
Page Range: pp. 774-778
Volume: 40
Number: 11
ISSN: 1473-4257
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10754

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