Genetic testing and in vitro fertilization are making it possible for scientists to weed out a number of diseases including breast cancer and muscular dystrophy. CBS 60 Minutes correspondent Norah O’Donnell reports on the controversial science on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 pm.
O’Donnell interviews Dr. Mark Hughes of Genesis Genetics who pioneered the emerging science of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). It’s an embryo screening procedure that can identify deadly gene mutations and alter a child’s genetic destiny. “If there’s a reasonable chance that your baby will have an incurable dreadful condition, you’re looking for an alternative.”