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"This is what the Nazis wanted to do": Australian couples spend $ 20,000 on a "designer babies"



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"This is what the Nazis wanted to do": Australian couples spend $ 20,000 to choose eye color and sex of their children – both abroad clinic was closed, as the promotion of "eugenics"

  • Australian couples spend $ 20,000 on eye color and sex of their children
  • The practice is banned in Australia, he has been named an expert as "eugenics"
  • Geneticist Professor David Coman: "This is what the Nazis want to do"
  • Fertility Institutes, which offers the service, there are clinics in the US, Mexico, India
  • US one only a few countries that offer a variety of floors in IVF clinics

Australian couples spend $ 20,000 to choose eye color and sex of their "designer babies" in a foreign clinic.

But criticism of the closed practice, arguing that it resembles "that the Nazis wanted to do.

Fertility Institutes, which has clinics across the United States, Mexico and India, revealed on Saturday it has helped 370 Australian couples choose the gender of their child.

The practice is banned in Australia.

The annex to the choice of their child's sex, 14 couples paid a controversial clinic to choose the color of the eyes of her child, with a blue to be the most popular.

Australian couples spend $ 20,000 on a "designer babies" in foreign clinics, operating fertility Institutes (share)

Australian couples spend $ 20,000 on a "designer babies" in foreign clinics, operating fertility Institutes (share)

Couples use the service to select the sex and color of the eyes of their children. The practice was banned in Australia since 2017

Couples use the service to select the sex and color of the eyes of their children. The practice was banned in Australia since 2017

In 2009, the clinic tried to enter the service, to choose not only the sex and color of the eyes, but also the skin and hair color.

This practice has been canceled for several weeks against the backdrop of social control, but the clinic has continued to provide tests for gender and eye color.

Brisbane geneticist who helped create the National Research Council for Medicine and Health (NHMRC) ban for 2017 with the help of IVF to choose the sex of the child's appearance or opposed to the practice.

Professor David Coman marked selection of eye color as "eugenics" and "grossly inadequate in the Australian culture.

"This is what the Nazis want to do – this is eugenics," he said Sunday Mail.

Fertility Institutes (Pictured is one of their web pages) has clinics in the US, Mexico and India

Fertility Institutes (Pictured is one of their web pages) has clinics in the US, Mexico and India

Dr. Gina Pecoraro, an obstetrician Brisbane, said he was "very worried" that someone can offer a choice of eye color with the help of IVF and that it contains frightening consequences.

Fertility Institutes critics labeled as "off-line and clearly out of touch," and called the criticism "adolescence and ignorant" in a statement to the Sunday Mail.

"We need to be very, very careful before assigning any aspect of Nazi science," he said.

The clinic said the child choose the next color of the eyes is important to have chosen, and adds that he has a success rate of 90 to 95 percent of the parents, which are pre-screened to carry the correct "genetic codes.

The clinic also reported that her nurse assists patients in finding Médicos in Australia, which can help them to begin treatment.

Professor David Coman (pictured), a geneticist from Brisbane, indicated the practice of "eugenics" and "completely wrong in the Australian culture"

Professor David Coman (pictured), a geneticist from Brisbane, indicated the practice of "eugenics" and "completely wrong in the Australian culture"

selection of eye color are carried out by testing the parents and the selection of embryos created through in vitro fertilization (IVF), but because of the high demand, it has 18-month wait.

NRMRC warned on Saturday that it would be illegal for Australian doctors to cooperate with any foreign clinics, which offer eye color or sex selection.

But, depending on the age, the Australian clinic is actively involved in the "sending" of customers in America.

The United States & # 39 is one of the few places in the world where sex selection is not prohibited in IVF clinics and fertility industry has – in the amount of $ 5.8billion in 2018 – which remains largely unregulated.

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