Consumerism in prenatal diagnosis: a challenge for ethical guidelines.

  title={Consumerism in prenatal diagnosis: a challenge for ethical guidelines.},
  author={Wolfram Henn},
  journal={Journal of medical ethics},
  volume={26 6},
The ethical guidelines for prenatal diagnosis proposed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), as well as by national regulations, only refer to paternity and gender of the fetus as unacceptable, disease-unrelated criteria for prenatal selection, as no other such parameters are at hand so far. This perspective is too narrow because research on complex genetic systems such as cognition and ageing is about to provide clinically applicable tests for genetic constituents of potentially desirable… CONTINUE READING