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Media Coverage

Key Media Coverage

This Woman Will Decide Which Babies Are Born. Jason Kehe. Wired. April 10, 2024.

Is polygenic scoring of embryos a good idea? Doctors and patients don't always agree. Alison Motluk. HeyReprotech. April 2, 2024.

The ethics of preimplantation genetic testing using polygenic scores. Helena Carley, …, and Kate Lyle. Progress Educational Trust, March 25, 2024.

Win-Win episode - interview with Noor Siddiqui. Liv Boeree. February 7, 2024.

'Second age of eugenics': Would you select an embryo for its chances of higher intelligence?  Sienna Rodgers. The House. February 5, 2024.

Genetics group slams company for using its data to screen embryos’ genomes. Carrie Arnold. Science. December 18, 2023.


Startup Orchid Rolls Out Genetic Testing Service for IVF, Raises $12 Million. The Wall Street Journal. Brian Gormley, December 13, 2023.

Would you do it if you could? Advanced DNA testing for embryos is here — and it’s fraught. Carey Goldberg. The Boston Globe. December 7, 2023.

Reproductive startup launches test to identify an embryo’s genetic defects before an IVF pregnancy begins. Ashley Capoot. CNBC. December 5, 2023.

Embryo Selection: Healthy Babies vs Bad Arguments. Diana Fleischman, Ives Parr, Jonathan Anomaly, and Laurent Tellier. Aporia Magazine. June 22, 2023.


Popular Genetic Testing Pits Unborn Siblings Against Each Other, And The Highest Scorer Gets To Live. Jordan Boyd. The Federalist. June 9, 2023.

The Controversial Future of Genetic Testing. VICE News (Video). May 23, 2023.

America’s first IVF baby is pitching a way to pick the DNA of your kids. Antonio Regalado. MIT Technology Review, April 26, 2023.

Imagine you could select your future child based on likely intelligence. Would you? Phillip Ball. Prospect, 6 Mar 2023.

Selected before birth: Embryo risk screening could lower the odds of illnesses ranging from depression to diabetes. Can it be ethically done? Todd Lencz and Shai Carmi. Aeon, 17 Feb 2023.

Americans are ready to test embryos for future college chances, survey shows. Antonio Regalado. MIT Technology Review, 9 Feb, 2023.

Genetic Selection is Happening Already. Here's How it Works. 28 Jan 2023.

Billionaires like Elon Musk want to save civilization by having tons of genetically superior kids. Inside the movement to take ‘control of human evolution’, Julia Black, Business Insider, 17 Nov 2022

Designer babies? Hi-tech preimplantation genetic testing may soon come to Israel. Nirit Sandman Eriksson. The Times of Israel, 14 Oct 2022

The controversial embryo tests that promise a better baby, Max Kozlov, Nature (News), 21 Sep 2022

Would a test of my father’s embryo have predicted the man he would become? Alison Motluk, The Globe and Mail, 12 Aug 2022.

City sees birth of first baby with low risk of family-related diabetes, Cai Wenjun, SHINE, 2 Aug 2022

Genetic Screening Now Lets Parents Pick the Healthiest Embryos, Rachael Pells, WIRED, 5 Jul 2022

The Pandora’s Box of Embryo Testing Is Officially Open, Carey Goldberg, Businessweek, 26 May 2022

PGT-P? Why using polygenic risk scores to select embryos is bad science, Francesca Forzano, Progress Educational Trust, 21 Mar 2022

Would a test of my father's embryo have predicted the man he would become?, Alison Motluk, Hey Reprotech, 8 March 2022

No evidence for using polygenic risk scores in embryo selection, Eleanor Gallegos, Progress Educational Trust, 31 Jan 2022

Preimplantation Genetic Testing, Helen Albert, Inside Precision Medicine, 22 Dec 2021


Embryo Selection From Polygenic Risk Scores Enters Market as Clinical Value Remains Unproven, Forest Ray, Genome Web, 22 Dec 2021

Polygenic risk scores to select embryos: a need for societal debate, Hazar Haidar, Impact Ethics, 3 Nov 2021

Polygenic screening of embryos is here, but is it ethical?, Philip Ball, The Guardian, 17 Oct 2021

Picking Embryos With Best Health Odds Sparks New DNA Debate, Carey Goldberg, Bloomberg, 17 Sep 2021

A New Kind of Embryo Genetics Screening Makes Big Promises on Little Evidence, Kyle W. Davis, SLATE, 23 Jul 2021


Gene-Based Embryo Selection: Are 'Designer Babies' on the Horizon? Dennis Thompson, US News, 1 Jul 2021


Researchers raise concerns about using genetic risk scores to pick ‘healthier’ embryos, Claudia López Lloreda, STAT, 1 Jul 2021


Breaking News. The first baby in history to be conceived with the help of polygenic testing, Elizabeth Carr, IVF babble, 2021


A New Era of Designer Babies May Be Based on Overhyped Science, Laura Hercher, Scientific American, 12 Jul 2021

A startup says it helps parents pick healthier embryos. Experts say it’s not that simple, Melody Petersen, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021

This spit test promises to tell couples their risk of passing on common diseases, Emily Mullin, MIT Technology Review, 21 Apr 2021

Study Finds Link Between Genes and Education Level. Will This Reinforce Stereotypes? Asaf Ronel, Ha’aretz, 4 Jan 2020

An American company will test your embryos for genetic defects. But designer babies aren’t here just yet. Dennis McNevin. The Conversation, 21 Nov 2019

Modern genetics will improve health and usher in “designer” children, The Economist, 7 Nov 2019

IVF couples could be able to choose the ‘smartest’ embryo, Hannah Devlin, The Guardian, 24 May 2019

Making Babies in the Year 2045, Ariel Davis, The New York Times, 10 Apr 2019

Polygenic Risk Scores and Genomic Prediction: Q&A with Stephen Hsu, Julianna LeMieux, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, 1 Apr 2019

The Risky Business of Embryo Selection. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, 1 Apr 2019

Embryo editing for higher IQ is a fantasy. Embryo profiling for it is almost here, Erik Parens, Paul S. Appelbaum and Wendy Chung, STAT, 12 Feb 2019

Super-smart designer babies could be on offer soon. But is that ethical? Philip Ball, The Guardian, 19 Nov 2018

New test can predict intelligence in embryos, Tom Whipple, 16 Nov 2018

Exclusive: A new test can predict IVF embryos' risk of having a low IQ, Clare Wilson, NewScintist, 15 Nov 2018


A slippery slope towards designer babies? The Economist, 14 Nov 2018

Eugenics 2.0: We’re at the Dawn of Choosing Embryos by Health, Height, and More. Antonio Regalado, MIT Technology Review, 1 Nov 2017

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