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chris0129

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Polish
Jacob had read of deaf couples who wanted deaf children. One couple even genetically selected for a deaf child. [Foer, Here I Am]

Does it mean they selected themselves to have a deaf child?
 
  • Myridon

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    English - US
    I would assume that they used in-vitro fertilization and performed DNA testing on the embryos. They only implanted embryos which had DNA indicating the child would be deaf.
     
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