Letting the genetic genie out of the bottle
Once we allow the manipulation of human genes there is no going back. Are we prepared for the consequences?
If we screen out autism we run the risk of losing genius too
As the number of disorders identifiable by prenatal testing grows, the debate about how to handle them is intensifying
Parents of a Down's child must make painful choices
While you can celebrate diversity, the lives of people with Down's syndrome will be tough and difficult
Creating families - one at a time
IVF can give couples an 'instant family' - but at a high risk
Creating families - the waiting game
More than 12,000 IVF babies are born in the UK each year
Creating families - donors
Since 1991, there have been around 2,000 babies born each year following treatment using donated eggs, sperm or embryos
A drama that never ends
He is a successful actor, but Max's Down's syndrome has led to battles throughout his life
Animal research: Facts and figures
If a treatment works on rodents, will it cure us?
When we hear about caffeine reversing Alzheimer's and other medical breakthroughs, how hopeful should we be?
Alcoholism is a choice
If you cannot blame genetics for your drinking habits, who can you blame?
Boy or girl? You choose...
Libby Purves is horrified by a clinic which helps parents to select the gender of their unborn child