Ronald Bailey on In Vitro Fertilization and Birth Defects


Test tube babies are cool

Children conceived by means of some assisted reproductive technologies run a higher risk of being born with birth defects than do children conceived spontaneously, according to a new study. Bioethicist Arthur Caplan suggests that that risks faced by kids born via assisted reproduction are somehow more ethically significant than the risks faced by children born by conventional means. Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey disagrees.