Would you find out the gender of your unborn baby? IntelliGender is about to be in New Zealand.The kit sells for $125 and works at 90% accuracy. Opponents argue that this product facilitate selective abortion. This cultural practice has skewed male to female ratio in many countries.

There are other methods to determine gender, such as sonography and amniocentesis, but invasive procedures increase the risk of miscarriages and birth defects. This chemical test is a non-invasive option using urine.

Parents carrying the genes with serious genetic disorders could benefit from this test. The genes that cause some life-threatening diseases only appear in one gender.

Original article from Stuff.co.nz.


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