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