Click to play Tap to play. The sex-selection technique, called Microsort, could already be used in Britain alongside artificial insemination due to a legal loophole - but the Genetics and IVF Institute in Virginia holds the patent on the method. Doctors say the method, which offers 91 per cent success for choosing a girl and 75 per cent for a boy, is being used by couples to ' balance' their families.
The most effective technique is known as Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis PGDwhich has an accuracy of almost per cent. People clearly don't like the idea of "designer babies".
And with the help of advanced genetic techniques, choosing the sex of your child - otherwise known as gender selection - is now a real possibility, although it is illegal in the UK. Doctors say the method, which offers 91 per cent success for choosing a girl and 75 per cent for a boy, is being used by couples to ' balance' their families.
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According to Times of Indiaone clinic in Bangkok has a significant number of Indian patients - most of whom are looking to ensure they have a son. Argos AO. UK heatwave: Why your hands and feet swell in hot weather - and how to soothe them Heatwave There are several physiological changes associated with hot weather, including the swelling of the hands and feet.
A further six couples were referred to the U. The law does not cover sperm if it is used straight away to inseminate a woman, meaning that Microsort is technically legal in this country.
Leading fertility expert Lord Winston has warned that the method, which uses a dye to help separate the sperm, could lead to genetic damage later in life. Gynaecologist and fertility doctor Paul Rainsbury, of the Bupa Roding Hospital in Ilford, East London, yesterday revealed that he had sent 'about half a dozen' patients to the Virginia clinic for Microsort.
Record 1. Those against it have argued that sex selection is like 'playing God', by interfering with the natural process of reproduction.