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Published on April 29, 2010 | by LawNews

Prof. Janet Dolgin Discusses Bioethics on News 4 New York

On April 28, 2010, Professor Janet L. Dolgin discussed bioethics onNews 4 New York. Her interview was part of a featured segment focusing on Long Island parents that used embryonic testing to ensure their future child would be a donor match for their oldest child, who suffered from a rare blood disorder.

EXCERPT:

“Some of the possible uses of this technology seem disturbing, indeed awful to me,” said Hofstra Law school medical ethics expert, Dr. Janet Dolgin.

Ethics experts like Dolgin fear future parents could use the genetic technology, not to cure disease but rather to create “super kids,” with specific physical traits or even certain talents like athletic or musical prowess. Others raise questions about the disposal of fertilized embryos that don’t fit a specific genetic need.

To read the full article and watch the video visit nbcnewyork.com.

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