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Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a medical technology that checks whether the chromosomes and genes of fertilized eggs are defective. Today, even though there isn’t a particular law that prohibits PGD in Japan, it is strictly controlled by The Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a very influential organization. Its position is that PGD involves an important moral issue in that choosing a “good” fertilized egg allows one to “select” lives. I disagree. I believe that PGD should be encouraged more in Japan for four reasons:

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