Genetic treatment is applied to prevent diseases in Panama

Submitted by apulido on Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:35

It is not a center to create super babies; the goal is not to seek a perfect race. Genetic diagnosis is not new in Panama either. However, the group belonging to Jorge Castillo Baso, specialist in reproductive medicine, is focused on eliminating diseases through embryos. “For example, the case of sickle-cell anemia is very common in Panama and people are unaware of the suitability of this practice. Genetic diagnosis techniques have already been applied to births but with different purposes, such as choosing the sex of the baby,” explained Castillo.

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