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SUMMARY (8pts) 
1. In UK, a family whose women had breast cancer underwent a trial to change that with a scientific process called PGD. 
2. The revolutionary treatment allows for screening and removal of the defective gene from embryos. 
3. Doctors explain it is not a cancer cure and does not suit every couple.
4. Some Couples don't do well with IVF
5.  minority of couples actually have the defective gene, so it's not cost effective to do the tests for all.
6. Moreover they are cautious about side effects.
7. It could encourage misuse of genetic testing & designer babies.
8. doctors explain PGD is not a cure
OPINION (PEEL, 80w): In my opinion the PGD treatment allows us to determine the genes of our children to give them a brighter future. Without the once inheritable diseases like Muscular Dystrophy – which Stephen Hawking suffered from - mankind can then live in an age of better health. This benefit will reduce tremendous health costs and allow the money saved to be channelled to other needs. Without debilitating diseases, there will be less suffering within families. Children who have been set free from the legacy of a fatal illness will be able to live a full life and contribute significantly to society. All in all, our children will have better potential.

VOCAB (5 new words & synonym)
Guarantee : pledge
Susceptibility: vulnerablity
Era: epoch
Mutant: transformed
Ethics: morals

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