London: The falling cost of DNA testing means that Britain is on the verge of a new era of eugenics, a leading scientist has claimed.Professor Armand Leroi, of Imperial College London, said that within five to ten years it will be common for young people to pay for a read-out of their entire genetic code.The desire to have a healthy baby will then lead them to requesting to see the genetic blueprint of any prospective long-term partner.Armed with the information, the couple could then use IVF to weed out babies with incurable diseases, a major science conference in Dublin heard.
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