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Postby Brian Jordan » Sun May 19, 2019 12:35 pm

IVF ‘alters evolution’ by passing on faulty genes
Artificial fertilisation is altering human evolution by letting the “subfertile” or “disease prone” have babies when nature would normally stop them, a leading fertility researcher has claimed.

The procedure means defective genes that would normally die with the carrier are instead transmitted to future generations, Dr Hans Hanevik will tell the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (Eshre) in Vienna.

Eventually, he suggests, the birth of millions of babies through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) could alter the human genome and the evolution of the species.
The article continues behind the paywall, but the print edition ends thus:
In another paper he says the long term implications of IVF may have received limited attention because of a reluctance to apply an evolutinary perspective
To point {this] out...could surely be provocative but is worth considering. [my emphasis]
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ivf-lets-faulty-genes-pass-down-families-wxwfc9kvh
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