Should we screen embryo's? - Coggle Diagram
Should we screen embryo's?
How is screening done?
Sampling of embryo's
carried out at 10-12 weeks
Sample tissue is taken from the placenta
The placenta contains fetal cells used for screening
Fluid is taken from around the feus
Fluid contains fetal cells that can be used for genetic screening
At around 15-16 of pregnancy
There is a risk of having a miscarriage with both methods
Why do people screen embryo's
To see if there are faulty allelles in the embryo
People have the choice of keeping the baby knowing that is may have genetic disorders and may live a painful life.
Do all people who are carriers/have to screen?
Some people choose not to because they think that even if the child may have genetic disorders it is a life and it shouldn't be terminated.
Some people say that everyone should have the tests as it can be expensive for society to have to provide all of the health care for them
It can show people if the child may have faulty alleles
People can choose to have an abortion
Healthy fetus may be miscarried due to the screening test
They can give false/negative results that are not accurate
Screening is expensive to carry out