Give your views on genetic testing of unborn babies

28th October 2016

People with genetic conditions like cardiomyopathy are being asked about their views on testing in pregnancy.

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is investigating the ethical issues raised by a new safer kind of testing for unborn babies, called non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).

It can test for a range of genetic conditions safety and accurately in early pregnancy.

The council says: “People with genetic conditions will have a unique perspective on the advantages and disadvantages of NIPT and the possible future of NIPT.

“If you live in the UK, are 18 or over and can spare an hour of your time to talk to us on a one-to-one basis, we would love to hear from you."

The council is an independent body that reports on ethical issues in biology and medicine and advises policy makers. It is funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council.

To find out more, contact Catherine Joynson